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Resources by Topic: Men

Increase in Suicide Mortality in the United States, 1999–2018
Reports on changes in suicide rates in the U.S. from 1999 through 2018. Includes 2018 age-adjusted suicide rates for men and women by county of residence for urban and rural counties.
Author(s): Holly Hedegaard, Sally C. Curtin, Margaret Warner
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Exploring the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Health Care Experiences among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) Who Live in Rural Areas of the Midwest
Study examining access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for rural, Midwestern men who have sex with men (MSM). Draws data from interviews with 34 MSM. Describes availability of PrEP, willingness of providers to prescribe PrEP, and stigma as a barrier to prescribing PrEP in rural areas.
Author(s): Christopher Owens, Randolph Hubach, Deana Williams, et al.
Citation: AIDS Education and Prevention, 32(1), 51-66
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
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Lung Cancer Incidence in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Counties — United States, 2007–2016
Reports on lung cancer incidence rates in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties, with data by sex and by age at diagnosis. Includes data for 2007 and 2016, as well as the change in rate from 2007 to 2016. Discusses strategies to reduce exposure to lung cancer risk factors and how those strategies might be targeted to decrease disparities.
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth O'Neil, S. Jane Henley, Elizabeth A. Rohan, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 68(44), 993-998
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Sociodemographic and Health Status Characteristics of Maine's Newly Eligible Medicaid Beneficiaries
Describes the sociodemographic characteristics, access to healthcare, and health status for Maine's adults with low-income and no dependent children using data derived from the 2011- 2016 Maine Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), in preparation of Medicaid expansion. Offers recommendations to policymakers, providers, and other stakeholders supporting the effective implementation of Medicaid expansion to address the health needs of potential enrollees.
Author(s): Zachariah Croll, Erika Ziller, Barbara Leonard
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Maine Health Access Foundation, Muskie School of Public Service Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy
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Exposures to the Tobacco Retail Environment among Adolescent Boys in Urban and Rural Environments
Presents a study on the exposure of rural and urban adolescents to tobacco retailers. Looks at the number of self-reported visits to tobacco stores by adolescent males in urban and Appalachian regions of Ohio.
Author(s): Montgomry L. Burgoon, Thomas Albani, Brittney Keller-Hamilton, et al.
Citation: The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 45(2), 217-226
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
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Intimate Partner Violence Experiences Among Men Living with HIV in Rural Appalachia
Study examining the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV-associated clinical outcomes among men residing in rural Appalachia. Highlights associations between IPV experiences and demographic characteristics, such as age, race/ethnicity, relationship status, educational attainment, household income, and more.
Author(s): Nicole Bryan, Danielle Davidov, Taron Dick, John Bassler, Melanie Fisher
Citation: AIDS and Behavior, 23(11), 3002-3014
Date: 2019
Type: Document
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Trend Differences in Men and Women in Rural and Urban U.S. Settings
Highlights a study on differences in rates of smoking between men and women in rural and urban areas across the U.S. Details age, race, income, and several other indicators that may contribute to rates of smoking.
Author(s): A. Cepeda-Benito, N.J. Doogan, R. Redner, et al.
Citation: Preventive Medicine, 117, 69-75
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
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High Prevalence of Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factors among Adolescents in Pohnpei, Micronesia
Reports on a study of secondary school students in Pohnpei state, Federated States of Micronesia, regarding substance use and weight. Compares factors by gender, age group, school type, and grade level. Focuses on alcohol, tobacco, and betel nut use.
Author(s): Delpihn Abraham, Haley L. Cash, A. Mark Durand, et al.
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 77(11), 283-288
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
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HIV Testing, Linkage to HIV Medical Care, and Interviews for Partner Services Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men — Non–Health Care Facilities, 20 Southern U.S. Jurisdictions, 2016
Reports on work by 20 health departments and 24 community-based organizations (CBOs) funded by CDC to provide HIV testing and related services to black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in the South. Provides rural-urban data on the number of HIV tests provided, new HIV-positive diagnoses, linking people with HIV infection to medical care, and interviews for partner services.
Author(s): Mariette Marano, Renee Stein, Wei Song, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(28), 778-781
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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In Over Half of U.S. Counties, More Working-Age Men Than Women Are Uninsured
Compares health insurance coverage for working-age men and women in 2016 based on Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) data. Includes data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties, as well as a map showing county-level estimates of the difference in uninsured rates between men and women.
Author(s): Rachel Upton
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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