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Resources by Topic: Mortality

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Cancer, by Urban-Rural Status and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2019
Line chart showing urban and rural cancer death rates for men and women from 1999 through 2019.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(37), 1312
Date: 09/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Changes in Socioeconomic Mix and Health Outcomes in Rural Counties with Hospital Closures, 2005-2018
Explores changes in socioeconomic mix and health outcomes that occurred in micropolitan and noncore counties with and without a complete hospital closure between 2005-2018, using the 2013 National Center for Health Statistics Rural Classification Scheme for Counties. Features statistics on number of counties that experienced hospital closures, percentage of hospital closures by Medicaid expansion status, trends in area unemployment and poverty rates and proportion of non-white residents across counties by closure status, and mortality rates, with breakdowns by micropolitan and noncore areas.
Author(s): Nathaniel Bell, Peiyin Hung, Kewei Shi, et al.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Changes in Hospitalizations and In-Hospital Deaths for Adults Aged 65 Years and Older in the Initial Period of the COVID-19 Pandemic (April-September 2020), 13 States
Presents data from 13 states on the number of all-cause hospitalizations and in-hospital deaths among adults aged 65 years old and over between April–September 2020 and compares this data to statistics from the same quarter in 2016-2019. Presents data by patient characteristics, including urban or rural status. Includes data on the percent of hospitalizations and deaths related to COVID-19 in 2020.
Author(s): Lawrence D. Reid, Pamela L. Owens
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Changes in Hospitalizations and In-Hospital Deaths for Adults Aged 18-64 Years in the Initial Period of the COVID-19 Pandemic (April-September 2020), 13 States
Presents data from 13 states on the number of all-cause hospitalizations and in-hospital deaths among adults aged 18-64 years old between April–September 2020 and compares this data to statistics from the same quarter in 2016-2019. Presents data by patient characteristics, including urban or rural status. Includes data on the percent of hospitalizations and deaths related to COVID-19 in 2020.
Author(s): Lawrence D. Reid, Marc Roemer
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Changes in Pediatric Hospitalizations and In-Hospital Deaths in the Initial Period of the COVID-19 Pandemic (April-September 2020), 13 States
Presents data from 13 states on the number of pediatric hospitalizations and in-hospital deaths between April–September 2020 and compares this data to statistics from the same quarter in 2016-2019. Presents data by patient characteristics, including urban or rural status. Includes data on the percent of pediatric hospitalizations related to COVID-19 in 2020.
Author(s): Lawrence D. Reid, Zhengyi Fang
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Changes in Hospitalizations and In-Hospital Deaths in the Initial Period of the COVID-19 Pandemic (April-September 2020), 13 States
Presents data from 13 states on the number of all-cause hospitalizations and in-hospital deaths between April–September 2020 and compares this data to statistics from the same quarter in 2016-2019. Presents data by patient characteristics, including urban or rural status. Includes data on the percent of hospitalizations and deaths related to COVID-19 in 2020.
Author(s): Lawrence D. Reid, Zhengyi Fang
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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COVID-19 Cases and Deaths, Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties Over Time (Update)
Presents charts to compare COVID-19 incidence and mortality rates in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas from April 1, 2020 - August 1, 2021.
Author(s): Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Covid-19 Dashboard for Rural America
A collection of maps and charts providing data on rural COVID-19 vaccinations, cases, and deaths. Maps include county-level information on vaccination and identify rural hot spots.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: The Daily Yonder
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Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Health Disparities
Provides provisional COVID-19 death counts based on death certificate data received and coded by the National Center for Health Statistics. Includes weekly death rate data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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HHS Protect Public Data Hub
Provides national data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, based on hospital reporting. Also includes data on hospital utilization related to COVID-19. Identifies locations that have received shipments of monoclonal antibody therapeutics to treat COVID-19.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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