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Resources by Topic: Mortality

CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report - United States, 2013
Addresses the differences in mortality and disease risk factors related to behaviors, access to healthcare, and social determinants of health in both rural and urban settings.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 62(3)
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Appalachian Versus Non-Appalachian US Traffic Fatalities, 2008-2010
Examines traffic-fatality rates in Appalachia and the non-Appalachia U.S. using Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and Census data from 2008-2010. Includes rural versus urban traffic fatality data inside and outside Appalachia, with data by gender and age group. Provides rural versus urban fatality data for passenger vehicle drivers and passengers, motorcyclists, ATV riders, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
Author(s): Motao Zhu, Songzhu Zhao, Kelly K. Gurka, Sahiti Kandati, Jeffery H. Coben
Citation: Annals of Epidemiology, 23(6), 377-380
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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Characteristics of the Residential Neighborhood Environment Differentiate Intimate Partner Femicide in Urban Versus Rural Settings
Examines the role of neighborhood-level factors in differentiating between rural and urban intimate partner femicide (IPF) in Wisconsin. Includes statistics such as marital status and relationship to perpetrator, IPF rates by degree of rurality, characteristics of IPF deaths and rural versus urban IPF.
Author(s): Kirsten M. M. Beyer, Peter M. Layde, L. Kevin Hamberger, Purushottam W. Laud
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(3), 281-293
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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The Burden of Chronic Diseases in Missouri: Progress and Challenges
Reports on burdens, trends, and disparities of chronic disease in the state of Missouri. Includes discussion on the impact of rurality on the rate of chronic disease, healthcare coverage, and access to healthy food.
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
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All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality Among US Youth: Socioeconomic and Rural-Urban Disparities and International Patterns
Analyzes the socioeconomic and rural-urban disparities in all-cause mortality and mortality from leading causes of death, including homicide, suicide, unintentional injuries, and HIV/AIDS, among U.S. youth aged 15–24.
Author(s): Gopal K. Singh, Romuladus E. Azuine, Mohammad Siahpush, Michael D. Kogan
Citation: Journal of Urban Health, 90(3), 388-405
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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The Decrease in the Unintentional Injury Mortality Disparity Between American Indians/Alaska Natives and Non–American Indians/Alaska Natives in New Mexico, 1980 to 2009
Studies the change in accidental death rates of Native American and Alaska Native populations compared to non-native populations in New Mexico from 1980-2009. Includes statistics broken down by cause of injury, ethnicity, gender, age, and date.
Author(s): Glenda Hubbard, Pallavi Pokhrel, Larry Nielsen, Michael Landen
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 103(4), 747-754
Date: 04/2013
Type: Document
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Arkansas's Big Health Problems and How We Plan to Solve Them
Identifies the greatest health challenges for Arkansas, current initiatives to address them, and options for future action. Includes county-level data throughout and focuses on rural health in chapter six. Addresses state demographics, life expectancy, infant mortality, disparities, health literacy, public health issues, the cost of poor health, and more.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health
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Federated States of Micronesia: Tracking Progress in Maternal and Child Survival
Reports on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health achievements and challenges experienced in the Federated States of Micronesia to achieve targets of the health-related Millennium Development Goals as outlined in the Federated States of Micronesia National Strategic Plan. Includes statistics on infant and maternal mortality rate trends, weight statuses of adults and young children, and drinking water and sanitation coverage with breakdowns by rural or urban status.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
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Mortality in Rural Locations After Severe Injuries from Motor Vehicle Crashes
Examines three injury outcomes resulting from motor vehicle crashes: the overall probability of death, severe incapacitating or fatal injury, and death after severe injury. Includes statistics such as characteristics across injury levels and crashes by Rural-Urban Continuum Codes (RUCCs).
Author(s): Lori L. Travis, David E. Clark, Amy E. Haskins, Joseph A. Kilch
Citation: Journal of Safety Research, 43(5-6), 375-380
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
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Indiana State Rural Health Plan
Summary of the economic, workforce, and healthcare needs of the counties in Indiana served by Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Includes data and statistics regarding healthcare workforce, morbidity and mortality rates, population trends, health professional shortage areas, and CAH indicators.
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indiana State Office of Rural Health
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