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Perceived Social and Emotional Support Among Teenagers: United States, July 2021–December 2022
Compares child and parent reported social and emotional support among teens aged 12-17. Utilizes National Health Interview Survey and National Health Interview Survey–Teen data to analyze perceived support and related health conditions, with breakdowns according to sex, age group, race, sexual minority status, family income, parental education, region, and urbanization level, including large central or fringe metropolitan, medium or small metropolitan, or nonmetropolitan.
Author(s): Benjamin Zablotsky, Amanda E. Ng, Lindsey I. Black, et al.
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Experiences Participating in Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs During the Early Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Investigation in Vermont
Analyzes participant experiences with federal nutrition assistance programs during the COVID-19 period of July 2020 to September 2020 in Vermont. Utilizes qualitative and quantitative feedback to analyze program participation, food insecurity, perceived stress, and fruit and vegetable intake. Discusses rurality as a factor in food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author(s): Emma H. Spence, Meredith T. Niles, Farryl Bertmann, Emily H. Belarmino
Citation: Nutrition Journal, 23, 74
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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Urban–Rural Disparities in Food Insecurity and Weight Status Among Children in the United States
Analyzes urban versus rural place of residence and its association with childhood food insecurity and weight status. Utilizes 2013-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data and provides breakdowns of urban versus rural food insecurity by child's age and weight status, according to underweight/normal weight, overweight, and obese designations.
Author(s): Jayna M. Dave, Tzuan A. Chen, Alexandra N. Castro, et al.
Citation: Nutrients, 16(13), 2132
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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Reported Incidence of Infections Caused by Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food: Impact of Increased Use of Culture-Independent Diagnostic Tests — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 1996–2023
Reports on the 2023 incidence of infections caused by eight pathogens transmitted commonly through food, compared with average annual incidence during 2016–2018. Describes changes in the catchment area covered to better represent certain populations, including people living in rural counties. Table 1 includes data on rural cases in the historic and the expanded catchment.
Author(s): Hazel J. Shah, Rachel H. Jervis, Katie Wymore, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 73(26), 584-593
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Patterns and Trends in Melanoma Mortality in the United States, 1999–2020
Analyzes melanoma mortality utilizing 1999-2020 data from Centers for Disease Control Wide Ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (CDC WONDER). Provides mortality trends broken down by sex, race/ethnicity, age, state, and rural, suburban, or urban location.
Author(s): Alexander J. Didier, Swamroop V. Nandwani, Dean Watkins, et al.
Citation: BMC Cancer, 24, 790
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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The Impact of Regional Disparities on the Availability of Meningococcal Vaccines in the US
Analyzes the relationship among meningococcal vaccines, area-level socioeconomic status (SES), and state policies. Provides data on variables correlated with stocking rate, such as SES, social vulnerability, healthcare access, vaccine policies, and rural or micropolitan area, as well as public versus private proportion of doses. Includes county-level U.S. maps showing variations in meningococcal vaccine stocking rates.
Author(s): Katharina Schley, Eva Jodar, Jessica V. Presa, Sarah J. Willis, Christopher G. Prener
Citation: BMC Public Health, 24, 1771
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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Associations Between COVID-19 Therapies and Outcomes in Rural and Urban America: A Multisite, Temporal Analysis from the Alpha to Omicron SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Examines COVID-19 treatment, health outcomes, and mortality disparities in rural and urban areas of the United States. Analyzes 2021-2023 National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) data from 3,018,646 patients to break down COVID-19 disparities according to patient demographics, vaccine status, comorbidities, U.S. Census region, and adverse inpatient events, as well as urban, urban-adjacent, or nonurban-adjacent location.
Author(s): A. Jerrod Anzalone, William H. Beasley, Kimberly Murray, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2022 Data: Large Trucks
National data on fatal and nonfatal traffic crashes involving commercial and noncommercial trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds. Features statistics from 2013-2022 with breakdowns by involvement rate per 100,000 registered trucks, crash characteristics, estimated proportion of alcohol-impaired drivers, previous 5-year driving records of drivers in fatal crashes, time of day and week, state, and rural or urban location.
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2022 Data: Passenger Vehicles
National data on traffic crashes involving passenger vehicles. Features statistics from 2021 and 2022 with breakdowns by vehicle type, time of day, fatalities, state, and rural or urban locations.
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Impact of In-Home Handwashing Stations on Hand Hygiene During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Unpiped Rural Alaska Native Homes
Examines the impact of installing the Miniature Portable Alternative Sanitation System (Mini-PASS) in rural Alaskan homes that lacked piped water. Utilizes interview feedback from 71 households who used the Mini-PASS during the COVID-19 pandemic, discussing themes such as handwashing station usage, the ability to troubleshoot repairs, collaboration with tribal health organizations, and more.
Author(s): Olivia A. Harmon, Tricia S. Howe, Jacqualine D. Schaeffer, Ramot Adeboyejo, Laura P. Eichelberger
Citation: Public Health Reports, 139(1), 81S-88S
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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