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Resources by Topic: Mortality

Cannabis Donation as a Harm Reduction Strategy: A Case Study
Analyzes harm reduction practices to address overdose mortality rates in the U.S. by exploring the outcomes of a cannabis donation program operated in rural Michigan. Examines the program's operational logistics, feasibility, sales and donation statistics, potential benefits, and impacts of substituting cannabis in place of other substances.
Author(s): Sarah E. Duhart Clarke, Grant Victor, Pamela Lynch, Leslie W. Suen, Bradley Ray
Citation: Harm Reduction Journal, 21, 58
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Cancer in Iowa - 2024
Provides county-level data on cancer cases, deaths, and survivors in Iowa. Highlights information on cancer surveillance and care in Iowa, data on specific types of cancer, and risk factors for cancer, with a focus on the connection between cancer and alcohol use.
Additional links: Press Briefing
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Cancer Registry, Iowa College of Public Health
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Through a Rural Lens: Applying the Safe System Approach
Examines roadway fatalities in rural areas and how the Safe System Approach may reduce transportation-related deaths. Provides an overview of the Safe System Approach and discusses how it can be tailored to rural areas.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety
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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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2021 Cancer Incidence and Mortality in North Carolina
Reports North Carolina cancer incidence and mortality for the year 2021, including breakdowns by type of cancer and demographic category. Includes county-by-county data.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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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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