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Resources by Topic: Mortality

Alaska Facts and Figures: 2013-2017 Alaska Resident Leading Causes of Cancer Deaths
Ranks the leading causes of cancer for Alaska residents from 2013 to 2017 by year and gender, race, age group, and public health region. Includes statistics on mortality and years of potential life lost.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Division of Public Health
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Alaska Facts and Figures: 2013-2017 Alaska Resident Leading Causes of Death
Describes the top ten causes of death for Alaska residents from 2013 to 2017 by year, gender, race, age group, and public health region.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Division of Public Health
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Rural Health Research Recap: Rural Communities: Age, Income, and Health Status
Summary of key findings from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy funded Rural Health Research Centers' most recent research on the demographics and health status of rural residents. Features statistics comparing mortality and incidence of various health conditions in rural and urban areas, and poverty rates in the South, West, Midwest, and Northeast United States. Provides links to each of the referenced source documents.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Cancer Mortality in Rural America 1999-2016
Analyzes mortality associated with cancers of the prostate, breast, lung, cervix, and colorectal areas, and assesses whether level of rurality influences mortality. Features statistics with breakdowns by 4 levels of metropolitan areas and 2 levels of nonmetropolitan communities.
Author(s): Timothy H. Callaghan, Alva O. Ferdinand, Samuel D. Towne Jr., et al.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2017 Data: Alcohol-Impaired Driving
Explores national data on traffic crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers. Compares factors such as road conditions, time of the year, and rural vs. urban roads, among others.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Allergy, Asthma, and Respiratory Disease Surveillance among American Indians in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah
Examines the prevalence of asthma, allergies, and respiratory disease among Native Americans in Arizona, Utah, and Nevada, including related hospital admissions and mortality rates. Addresses risk factors such as tobacco use and wildfire smoke, along with prevention and treatment efforts. Identifies action items for tribes, public health professionals, and individuals.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, American Indian Research Center for Health
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Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Surveillance among American Indians in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah
Examines substance abuse and behavioral health indicators for American Indians/Alaskan Natives in Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. Covers hospital discharges for behavioral disorders, suicide attempts and mortality, binge drinking, drug overdose mortality, hospitalizations for substance abuse including opioids, and more. Identifies action items for public health professionals, tribes, and individuals.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, American Indian Research Center for Health
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Alaska Facts and Figures: 2013-2017 Alaska Resident Drug Overdose Deaths
Describes the number and rate of drug overdose mortality for Alaska residents from 2013 to 2017 by year, gender, race, age group, and public health region.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Division of Public Health
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Alaska Facts and Figures: 2013-2017 Alaska Resident Violent Death and Unintentional Injury Death
Describes the number and rate of unintentional injuries and violent death mortality for Alaskan residents from 2013 to 2017 by year, gender, race, age group, and public health region.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Division of Public Health
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Geographic Availability of Low-Dose Computed Tomography for Lung Cancer Screening in the United States, 2017
Includes state-level tables and maps showing locations of lung cancer screening sites and percentage of population ages 55-79 lacking access to a center, and lung cancer mortality versus accessibility of screening centers. Helps identify rural areas in need of screening program creation or expansion.
Author(s): Jan M. Eberth, Parisa Bozorgi, Logan M. Lebrón, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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