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Resources by Topic: Hispanics and Latinos

Trends in Fertility and Mother’s Age at First Birth Among Rural and Metropolitan Counties: United States, 2007–2017
Reports on trends in total fertility rates and mean maternal age at first birth overall, and by race and Hispanic origin, with data for rural counties, small or medium metropolitan counties, and large metro counties.
Additional links: Questions for the Lead Author, NCHStats blog
Author(s): Danielle M. Ely, Brady E. Hamilton
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Self-Reported Occupational Injuries and Perceived Occupational Health Problems among Latino Immigrant Swine Confinement Workers in Missouri
Describes self-reported occupational injuries and perceived occupational health problems among Latino immigrants working in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in Missouri. Includes statistics on occupational injuries; health status; healthcare access; and demographics, such as age, education, English language proficiency, marital status, length of employment, and more.
Author(s): Athena K. Ramos, Axel Fuentes, Marcela Carvajal-Suarez
Citation: Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2018
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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Oregon Washington Health Network and Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center “Tackle Everything” to Improve the Health of Local Community Members
Provides an overview of the collaboration between the Oregon Washington Health Network and the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center. Discusses programs that include peer counselors to address behavioral health, community education related to heart disease and cancer prevention, and working with local healthcare facilities and medical schools to improve recruitment and retention.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Mold and Asthma: A Look at Co-Occurrence in Two Rural Communities in California
Reports on a study of mold and asthma prevalence in two rural, primarily low-income, migrant farmworker communities. Covers housing type, income, occupation, gender, the percent of children and adults with asthma, and mold types and amounts. Compares results to national averages.
Author(s): Ryan Sinclair, Charity Russell, Genevieve Kray, Stephen Vesper, Gail Wadsworth
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Institute for Rural Studies
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Diagnoses of HIV Infection Among Adults and Adolescents in Metropolitan Statistical Areas-United States and Puerto Rico, 2016
Presents data on HIV infection diagnoses in 2016 and the prevalence of adults and adolescents living with diagnosed HIV infection at year-end 2015 residing in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Nonmetropolitan data is included at the end of each table, after all the Metropolitan Statistical Areas are listed. Nonmetro data is available on HIV infection diagnoses in adults and adolescents by sex, sex and age, sex and race/ethnicity, sex and transmission category, and race/ethnicity and transmission category. Also includes mortality data by sex for nonmetropolitan areas.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Poverty Rates by Race/Ethnicity and Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 2016
Bar chart comparing metropolitan and nonmetro poverty levels for whites, African Americans, American Indian/Alaska Natives, and Hispanic populations.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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State of Rural Minnesota, 2018: An Economic and Demographic Update on Rural Minnesota
Provides an overview of rural Minnesota. Reports data and statistics on multiple county-level measures including rurality, population change, age, nonwhite and Latino population growth, income, poverty, employment sector, and job vacancies.
Author(s): Kelly Asche
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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New Mexico Mobile Screening Program for Miners Brings Care to the Patients
Highlights a New Mexico program that uses screenings, specialty care via telehealth, and collaboration to meet the healthcare needs of miners with occupational lung disease. Services are provided via a mobile screening clinic housed in a semi that goes to 12 locations in the state.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Despite Slow Growth From 2005 to 2015, Independent Grocery Stores Remain Important for Rural Communities
Reports findings from a study of rural independent grocery stores. Compares the number of independent grocery stores and chain grocery stores, including data on stores serving remote rural areas and areas with large Hispanic and African American populations.
Author(s): Clare Cho
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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The Health Care Perceptions of Low-income Coloradans
Discusses the results from a 2016 survey regarding perceptions of healthcare available to low-income residents in Colorado. Includes issues briefs analyzing data for rural Coloradans and low-income Coloradans of color.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Foundation
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