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Resources by Topic: Health disparities

Ancel Keys Lecture: Adventures (and Misadventures) in Understanding (and Reducing) Disparities in Stroke Mortality
Discusses the racial and geographic disparities in stroke mortality in the U.S. with a goal of determining which intervention methods will best reduce disparities.
Author(s): George Howard
Citation: Stroke, 44(11), 3254-3259
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report - United States, 2013
Addresses the differences in mortality and disease risk factors related to behaviors, access to healthcare, and social determinants of health in both rural and urban settings.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 62(3)
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The Burden of Chronic Diseases in a Rural North Florida Sample
Discusses the frequency of four common and preventable chronic diseases (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and arthritis), and the risk factors that may be associated with these diseases among residents in rural North Florida.
Author(s): Henrietta Logan, Yi Guo, Virginia J Dodd, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 13, 906
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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Rural Residence and Cancer Outcomes in the US: Issues and Challenges
Analyzes the current literature regarding outcomes of cancer patients who live in rural locations. Discusses several methods of defining rural.
Author(s): Ashley Meilleur, S.V. Subramanian, Jesse J. Plascak, et al.
Citation: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 22(10), 1657-1667
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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Impact of Rural Residence on Forgoing Healthcare after Cancer Because of Cost
Discusses the rural-urban disparities when rural patients who are cancer survivors forgo healthcare because of the cost.
Author(s): Nynikka R.A. Palmer, Ann M. Geiger, Lingyi Lu, L. Douglas Case, Kathryn E. Weaver
Citation: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 22(10), 1668-1676
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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Relationships of Race and Socioeconomic Status to Postpartum Depressive Symptoms in Rural African American and Non-Hispanic White Women
Highlights a study of postpartum depression (PPD) in rural women from eastern North Carolina and the potential role of race in the severity of symptoms. Focuses specifically on the experiences of rural African American and non-Hispanic White women. Controls for subjective socioeconomic status.
Author(s): Christyn L. Dolbier, Taylor E. Rush, Latoya S. Sahadeo, Michele L. Shaffer, John Thorp
Citation: Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17(7), 1277-1287
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
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The Health and Welfare of Rural and Urban Cancer Survivors in Missouri
Comparison of risk behaviors, psychosocial factors, health outcomes, quality of life, and follow-up care for rural and urban cancer survivors and their counterparts without a cancer history. Includes statistical breakdown by type of cancer.
Author(s): Mario Schootman, Sherri Homan, Kathryn E. Weaver, Donna B. Jeffe, Shumei Yun
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 10
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
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Housing on Native American Lands
Describes social, economic, and housing characteristics prevalent on Native American lands. Includes information on housing quality.
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Appalachian Women's Perspectives on Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
Examines barriers and facilitators to better understand breast and cervical cancer screening among Appalachian women, and identifies methods to increase cancer screening.
Author(s): Nancy Schoenberg, Tina Kruger, Shoshana Bardach, Britteny M Howell
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 13(3), 2452
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
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Childhood Poverty and Late Adolescents' Blood Pressure Reactivity to and Recovery from an Acute Stressor: The Mediating Role of Family Conflict
Reports findings from a study of rural adolescents examining the impact of childhood poverty and family conflict on blood pressure recovery after a stress. Discusses the potential impact of childhood deprivation on health.
Author(s): Gary W. Evans, Deinera Exner-Cortens, Pilyoung Kim, Daniel Bartholomew
Citation: Psychosomatic Medicine, 75(7), 691-700
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
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