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Resources by Topic: Mortality

The Opioid Crisis and Economic Opportunity: Geographic and Economic Trends
Features a study on the relationship between economic opportunity and opioid use. Explores the correlation between poverty and opioid prescriptions, hospitalizations, and overdose rates. Features several nationwide maps of county-level data.
Author(s): Robin Ghertner, Lincoln Groves
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Rural Insights from the National Center for Health Statistics on Teen Births and Infant Mortality
Webinar presents rural research from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) on teen childbirth and infant mortality rates for rural and urban areas from 2007 to 2015. Discusses the implications of these two health indicators on maternal and child health.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Transcript
Date: 06/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Using Telemedicine to Improve Rural Women’s Health and save Babies’ Lives
Discusses a telehealth program, Solutions to Obstetrics in Rural Communities (STORC), that works to decrease infant mortality rates by support access to prenatal care and improve obstetric care quality in rural Tennessee.
Additional links: Audio Recording
Date: 05/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Nebraska Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease by Local Health Department Service Area
Describes the prevalence of obesity, hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes at the county-level and by the local health department service area using 2015 and 2016 data.
Author(s): Ami Sedani
Date: 05/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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Nebraska Heart Disease Death Rate by County, 2012-2016
Describes the heart disease death rates in the state of Nebraska at the county-level from 2012 to 2016.
Author(s): Ami Sedani
Date: 05/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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Health Impacts of Alcohol Misuse in Alaska
Report discusses the patterns of use, societal consequences, and rates of mortality, as well as the health impacts of alcohol misuse in Alaska. Provides statistics and data by public health region.
Citation: State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin, 20(2)
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Division of Public Health
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Diagnoses of HIV Infection Among Adults and Adolescents in Metropolitan Statistical Areas-United States and Puerto Rico, 2016
Presents data on HIV infection diagnoses in 2016 and the prevalence of adults and adolescents living with diagnosed HIV infection at year-end 2015 residing in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Nonmetropolitan data is included at the end of each table, after all the Metropolitan Statistical Areas are listed. Nonmetro data is available on HIV infection diagnoses in adults and adolescents by sex, sex and age, sex and race/ethnicity, sex and transmission category, and race/ethnicity and transmission category. Also includes mortality data by sex for nonmetropolitan areas.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Deaths from Falls Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years — United States, 2007–2016
Reports on rates and trends for deaths from falls for people age 65 and older from 2007 to 2016. Includes data by urban/rural status, as well as for other selected characteristics.
Author(s): Elizabeth Burns, Ramakrishna Kakara
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(18), 509-514
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2016 Data: Rural/Urban Comparison of Traffic Fatalities
Reports 2016 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data describing fatal motor vehicle crashes. Provides rural versus urban statistics for fatal motor vehicle crashes by time of day, speed, alcohol use, seat belt use, and rollover crashes.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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HIV Update - Alaska, 2017
Report on HIV and AIDS throughout the state of Alaska in 2017. Discusses the impact of HIV on rural Alaska communities.
Additional links: HIV Surveillance Report - Alaska, 1982-2017
Citation: State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin, 20(2)
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Division of Public Health
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