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Resources by Topic: Mortality

Data Snapshot: Suicide in Ohio
Provides information on suicide in Ohio, with data broken down by mortality rate, sex, race/ethnicity, age, method, mental health status, and county.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Excess Natural-Cause Mortality in US Counties and Its Association with Reported COVID-19 Deaths
Evaluates excess deaths between March 2020 and August 2022 to determine how many may be attributable to COVID-19. Includes data break down across time, at the metropolitan and nonmetropolitan levels, and by Census division. Offers potential explanations for inaccurate counts and implications for public health policy.
Author(s): Eugenio Paglino, Dielle J. Lundberg, Andrew C. Stokes
Citation: PNAS, 121(6), e2313661121
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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Men's Health in Illinois: Metro Versus Nonmetro
Explores the differences in life expectancy and related health conditions of men and women in Illinois by providing health status and demographic data that is further broken down by metro and nonmetro location. Discusses gender equality and population health needs.
Author(s): Adee Athiyaman
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
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Rural Cancer Disparities from Oklahoma Cancer and Vital Records Registries 2016-2020
Evaluates cancer disparities in Oklahoma counties using 2016-2020 Oklahoma State Department of Health data, with breakdowns by urban, large rural, and small rural setting. Provides statistics, including population characteristics, on cancer incidence, specific cancers, mortality, and stage of diagnosis. Highlights concerns related to insurance coverage, cancer screening, and treatment in rural areas.
Author(s): Janis E. Campbell, Ayesha B. Sambo, Lauri A. Hunsucker, Stephanie F. Pharr, Mark P. Doescher
Citation: Cancer Epidemiology, 88, 102512
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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Health Status Profile of American Indians in Arizona: 2021 Data Book
Provides detailed data on Native Americans in Arizona. Covers sociodemographics, healthcare use, mortality by age and for different causes such as diabetes, and maternal and newborn health factors. Presents data by tribe and by select county for Native populations residing off-reservation.
Author(s): Matthew Roach, Yan Huang, Clare Torres
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Risk Factors on Surgical Compliance and Its Impact on Survival Outcomes in Meningioma Patients: A SEER-Based Retrospective Propensity-Score Matched Analysis
Examines the association between surgical compliance and overall survival among patients with meningioma, and identifies factors influencing surgical compliance. Utilizes 2004-2018 data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. Includes data comparing urban and rural meningioma patients.
Author(s): Shengkai Yang, Hongwei Teng, Yingdan Wang, et al.
Citation: BMC Surgery, 24, 39
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Child Maltreatment 2022
Reports on rates of children receiving child protective services, children who died of abuse and neglect, and children who are victims of maltreatment, using data collected from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS). Offers information on availability and access to child protective services at the state and territory level, including how some counties respond to child abuse and neglect screenings, referrals, and the provision of services. Includes data broken down by race/ethnicity as well as discussions specific to rural and tribal areas.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Women Farmers and Community Well-Being under Modeling Uncertainty
Evaluates the association between women-operated farms and community well-being at the county level, particularly poverty rates, life expectancy, and rate of business formation. Discusses implications for further rural economic research and policy strategy.
Author(s): Claudia Schmidt, Steven C. Deller, Stephan J. Goetz
Citation: Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 2024
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Place of Care in the Last Three Years of Life for Medicare Beneficiaries
Examines place of care during the last 3 years of life according to days of institutional care (hospital inpatient or skilled nursing facility), skilled home care (home healthcare or hospice), or personal home. Analyzes sociodemographic factors of 199,828 Medicare beneficiaries, with data broken down by median days in care, age at death, sex, race/ethnicity, insurance type, health conditions, and metro versus nonmetro neighborhood.
Author(s): Haiqun Lin, Irina B. Grafova, Anum Zafar, et al.
Citation: BMC Geriatrics, 24, 91
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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The Impact of Fentanyl on State- and County-Level Psychostimulant and Cocaine Overdose Death Rates by Race in Ohio from 2010 to 2020: A Time Series and Spatiotemporal Analysis
Analyzes the role of fentanyl in overdose deaths in Ohio. Examines 2010-2020 state- and county-level overdose mortality rates with data further broken down by drug type and race/ethnicity. Discusses related geographical factors such as rurality and Appalachian region.
Author(s): Angela T. Estadt, Brian N. White, JaNelle M. Ricks, et al.
Citation: Harm Reduction Journal, 21, 13
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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