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Resources by Topic: Mortality

Urban-Rural Differences in Drug Overdose Death Rates, by Sex, Age, and Type of Drugs Involved, 2017
Data brief examining differences in urban and rural areas, using the most recent data from the National Vital Statistics System. Features statistics including age-adjusted rates of overdose rates from 1999-2017 by urban and rural residence, and rates of overdose death in 2017 by sex, age group, and type of drug, with breakdowns by urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Holly Hedegaard, Arialdi M. Minino, Margaret Warner
Citation: NCHS Data Brief, No. 345
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Prognostic Factors for Rural Endometrial Cancer Patients in a Population-Based Cohort
Examines rural-urban differences in prognostication of endometrial cancer and mortality rates among 2,994 endometrial cancer patients in Utah between 1997 and 2012. Analyzes healthcare data from the Utah Population Database, which includes EMR data from the University of Utah Healthcare and Intermountain Healthcare, two of the largest healthcare providers in the state.
Author(s): Brenna E. Blackburn, Sean Soissan, Kerry Rowe, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 19, 921
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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Social Determinants of Health among Rural Asian and Pacific Islander Populations
Policy brief examining health disparities between Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and white rural people. Fourth in a series of 4 policy briefs on social determinants of health. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by race and urban or rural location, and age-adjusted mortality rates by gender and residence as of 2016.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Fozia Ajmal
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Social Determinants of Health among Rural American Indian and Alaska Native Populations
Policy brief examining health disparities between American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) and white rural people. Third in a series of 4 policy briefs on social determinants of health. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by race and urban or rural location, and age-adjusted mortality rates by gender and residence as of 2016.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Fozia Ajmal
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Social Determinants of Health among the Rural Hispanic Population
Policy brief examining health disparities between Hispanic and white rural people. Second in a series of 4 policy briefs on social determinants of health. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by race and urban or rural location, and age-adjusted mortality rates by ethnicity, gender, and residence as of 2016.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Fozia Ajmal
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Social Determinants of Health among the Rural African American Population
Policy brief examining health disparities between African American and white rural people. First in a series of 4 policy briefs on social determinants of health. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by race and urban or rural location, and age-adjusted mortality rates by gender and residence as of 2016.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Fozia Ajmal
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Pain in the Nation: Building a National Resilience Strategy: Alcohol and Drug Misuse and Suicide and the Millennial Generation - a Devastating Impact
Report highlights the rates of alcohol and drug misuse and suicide among the millennial generation (people in their 20s and 30s). Discusses the role of the opioid crisis in the increases in "deaths of despair" among millennials. Chart on page 6 compares rates in rural and metro areas.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Trust for America's Health, Well Being Trust
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Trends in Non‐Hispanic White Mortality in the United States by Metropolitan‐Nonmetropolitan Status and Region, 1990–2016
Explores mortality trends among non-Hispanic whites in rural versus urban communities. Breaks down data by sex, large central metro, large metro suburb, small/medium metro, and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Irma T. Elo, Arun S. Hendi, Jessica Y. Ho, et al.
Citation: Population and Development Review
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2017 Data: Rural/Urban Comparison of Traffic Fatalities
Reports 2017 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: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Characteristics of US Counties With High Opioid Overdose Mortality and Low Capacity to Deliver Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
Highlights a study on opioid overdose mortality in U.S. counties that lack the capacity to treat opioid use disorder. Breaks down counties by patient demographic and geographic region, as well as by rural, metropolitan, and micropolitan status.
Author(s): Rebecca L. Haffajee, Lewei Allison Lin, Amy S. B. Bohnert, Jason E. Goldstick
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 2(6)
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
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