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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Mortality

Drug Poisoning Mortality: United States, 1999-2017
Collection of data visualizations showing drug poisoning deaths at the national, state, and county levels.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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CDC Rural Health
Provides an overview of rural health concerns, access to CDC-produced reports highlighting rural health issues, and examples of resources and successful approaches to improve health in rural communities. Topics addressed include antibiotic use, arthritis, cancer, child health, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), leading causes of death, diabetes, drug overdose, health behaviors, motor vehicle safety, suicide, seat belt use, and vaccination in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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GEOStory of Opioid Addiction
Report containing data on issues related to the opioid epidemic in eight northern Kentucky counties. Features statistics with breakdowns on types of opioids involved in overdose deaths, cases of hepatitis, numbers of emergency room visits and hospitalizations.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department
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AMA Health Workforce Mapper
Customizable, interactive tool for accessing healthcare workforce-related data. Includes data on physicians by specialty, as well as data on a wide range of other healthcare providers. Provides information on Health Professional Shortage Areas, hospital locations, population indicators, and patient health data such as morbidity and mortality rates, health behaviors and social environment, healthcare access, and quality data.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association
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Exploring Rural and Urban Mortality Differences
Offers a variety of data tables and online tools that display indicators of mortality rates by age, rurality, region, and sex to help researchers examine the impact of rurality on mortality.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
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CDC WONDER
Provides access to wide range of public health data, including mortality data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Also offers access to birth and fertility rates by county.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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U.S. County Profiles
County-level profiles that provide data by gender on life expectancy, chronic disease, obesity, physical activity, and smoking.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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U.S. Health Map
Interactive map that provides county-level data by gender on life expectancy, mortality rates, and risk factors, including diabetes, hypertension, obesity, physical activity, alcohol use, and smoking.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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Iowa Health Fact Book
Presents state-wide data regarding health outcomes, social determinants of health, and health behaviors throughout Iowa. Discusses rural demographics, adult and youth injury mortalities in rural counties, healthcare facilities including rural health clinics, and distribution of physicians.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Department of Public Health
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FastStats: Health of American Indian or Alaska Native Population
Contains health-related statistics for the American Indian or Alaska Native population. Statistics include: population, live births, health status, health risk factors, access to health care, mortality rates, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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