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Resources by Topic: Minorities

Trends in Uninsurance Among Rural Minority Children
Looks at trends in health insurance coverage among rural children from 1979-2001, with data for rural and urban white, African American, and Hispanic children.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Amy Martin, Janice C. Probst, Charity G. Moore, Daniel Patterson, Keith Elder
Date: 10/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Person and Place: The Compounding Effects of Race/Ethnicity and Rurality on Health
Discusses how the research addressing rural Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native populations suggests that disparities in health and in health care access found among rural racial/ethnic minority populations are generally more severe than those among urban racial/ethnic minorities.
Author(s): Janice Probst, Charity Moore, Saundra Glover, Michael Samuels
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 94(10), 1695-1703
Date: 10/2004
Type: Document
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Access to Dental Care for Rural Low Income and Minority Populations
Examines the relationships between rural residence, income, race/ethnicity, and access to dental care, based on data from the 1999 National Health Interview Survey.
Author(s): Michelle M. Casey, Gestur Davidson, Ira Moscovice, David Born
Date: 09/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Rural Minority Children's Access to and Timeliness of Immunizations: 1993-2001
Reports findings from a study to assess the quality of healthcare provided to rural minority children, using timeliness of immunization as an indicator of quality.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Arch G. Mainous III, Terrence E. Steyer, Mark E. Geesey
Date: 11/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Prevalence of Health Related Behavioral Risk Factors Among Non-Metro Minority Adults
Provides data on tobacco use, seat belt use, and alcohol consumption among rural minority adults. Includes recommendations and detailed data tables.
Additional links: Fact Sheet: Behavioral Risk Factors Among Rural African Americans, Fact Sheet: Behavioral Risk Factors Among Rural Hispanics
Author(s): P. Daniel Patterson, Charity G. Moore, Janice C. Probst, Michael E. Samuels
Date: 08/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Access to Care Among Rural Minorities: Working Age Adults
Describes access to healthcare among rural, working-age minority adults. Examines health insurance coverage and recent physician visits among rural working age adults. Discusses the impact of poverty and lack of education on health insurance coverage.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Michael E. Samuels, Charity G. Moore
Date: 01/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol, Weight, and Weight Control Activities Among Non-Metro Minority Adults
Reports on hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol screening, weight control, and exercise among rural populations, with an emphasis on rural minorities.
Additional links: Fact Sheet: Diagnostic Risk Factors & Improvement Activities Among Rural African Americans, Fact Sheet: Diagnostic Risk Factors & Improvement Activities Among Rural Hispanics
Author(s): P. Daniel Patterson, Charity G. Moore, Janice C. Probst, Michael E. Samuels
Date: 12/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Access to Care Among Rural Minorities: Children
Examines rural minority children and the factors affecting their health insurance coverage and health services use. Includes policy recommendations and statistical information.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Charity Moore, Karin Willert Roof, Elizabeth G. Baxley, Michael E. Samuels
Date: 11/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Access to Care Among Rural Minorities: Older Adults
Examines health status and health services use among poor and minority older adults in nonmetropolitan areas. Includes data on demographics, functional limitations, health insurance coverage, and physician visits.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Michael E. Samuels, Charity G. Moore, Joette Gdovin
Date: 10/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Impacts of Multiple Race Reporting on Rural Health Policy and Data Analysis
Describes changes in federal standards for collecting data on race and ethnicity, as well as when specific data sources transition to the new approach. Discusses how rural health researchers can handle and present multiple race data and includes state-by-state data on multiple race residents for metropolitan and nonmetro counties.
Author(s): Randy Randolph, Rebecca Slifkin, Lynn Whitener, Anna Wulfsberg
Date: 05/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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