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Resources by Topic: Mortality

Mortality Rates Have Increased for Working-age Rural Adults Since 2000
Line chart showing the change in mortality rates for nonmetropolitan and metropolitan residents, comparing 3-year averages for 1999-2001 and 2013-2015. Data is presented by age group.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Rural Unintentional Injuries: They’re Not Accidents – They’re Preventable
Examines the three leading causes of rural unintentional injuries: transportation injuries, poisonings, and falls. Discusses how rural areas compare to urban areas for these concerns, and identifies successful rural prevention strategies related to motor vehicle fatalities, non-drug poisonings, and falls.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural America in Crisis: The Changing Opioid Overdose Epidemic
Discusses the history of the opioid epidemic and its effect on rural communities, as well as key functions of public health programs that can help prevent opioid overdoses. Lists several resources regarding opioids and overdose prevention.
Author(s): Rita Noonan
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Injury Prevention and Control in Rural America - Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series
Webinar recording discusses the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Rural Health Series on injury prevention in rural America. Details some of the most common injury-related causes of death in rural areas, such as motor vehicle deaths, suicide, and drug overdose, as well as the evidence-based public health strategies for countering these trends.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 11/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant - Marshall Islands: FY 2018 Application/FY 2016 Annual Report
A description of the status and activities of the Marshall Islands' maternal and child health programs. Includes data on financial, program, and performance measures, and features demographic information on ethnicity and race, household types, poverty levels, maternal and infant mortality, and statistics related to healthcare and health insurance.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant - Puerto Rico: FY 2018 Application/FY 2016 Annual Report
A description of the status and activities of Puerto Rico's maternal and child health programs. Includes data on financial, program, and performance measures, and features demographic information on ethnicity and race, household types, poverty levels, maternal and infant mortality, and statistics related to healthcare and health insurance.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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A Public Health Perspective to Rural Transportation Safety
Webinar recording discusses a public health approach to motor vehicle related injury and death prevention. Details public health policy interventions that aim to prevent injury, such as primary seat belt laws, speed and red light cameras, and sobriety checkpoints, among others.
Additional links: Webinar Slides
Author(s): Laurie Beck
Date: 10/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety
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QuickStats: Infant Mortality Rate, by Urbanization Level — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2007 and 2015
Bar chart comparing infant mortality rates in rural counties, small and medium urban counties, and large urban counties in 2007 and 2015.
Location: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 66(41), 1122
Date: 10/2017
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Illicit Drug Use, Illicit Drug Use Disorders, and Drug Overdose Deaths in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Areas — United States
Reports on trends in illicit drug use, illicit drug use disorders, and overdose deaths in large metropolitan, small metropolitan, and nonmetropolitan areas, based on 2003–2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data and 1999–2015 National Vital Statistics System Mortality (NVSS-M) data. Includes metro/nonmetro illicit drug use data by sex, age group, race/ethnicity, and household income. Includes data on metro/nonmetro drug overdose deaths by sex, race/ethnicity, intent (unintentional, homicide, suicide, undetermined), and age group.
Author(s): Karin A. Mack, Christopher M. Jones, Michael F. Ballesteros
Location: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(19), 1-12
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The HPV Vaccine: Access and Use in the U.S.
Fact sheet discussing HPV and related cancers, HPV vaccines, insurance coverage, and access. Includes statistics showing racial and ethnic disparities in cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates, and vaccination coverage among female adolescents with breakdowns by urban or rural status and by state.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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