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Resources by Topic: Mortality

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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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Motor Vehicle Traffic Death Rates, by Urban-Rural Status and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2017
Bar chart showing urban and rural deaths per 100,000 overall, for males, and for females.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 68(25), 573
Date: 06/2019
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Deep South: Trends from 2008-2016
Updates an earlier report on HIV disparities in the South. Addresses HIV/AIDS diagnosis rates, mortality, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use, federal funding, demographics, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Briefly discusses rural HIV rates and funding.
Author(s): Susan S. Reif, C. Micha Belden, Elena Wilson, Carolyn McAllaster
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative
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Assessment of Mortality and Smoking Rates Before and After Reduction in Community-wide Prevention Programs in Rural Maine
Results of a study comparing smoking and mortality rates in Franklin County, Maine with other Maine counties, by 5-year intervals between 1970-2015. Features statistics including demographics, mortality rates, and income data.
Author(s): Daniel K. Onion, Roderick E. Prior, N. Burgess Record
Citation: JAMA Network Open 2(6)
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
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Geographic Disparities and Temporal Changes in Risk of Death From Myocardial Infarction in Florida, 2000-2014
Results of a study to investigate the distribution and clusters of myocardial infarction mortality risk in Florida and to assess temporal changes in geographic disparities in these risks from 2000-2014. Compares mortality rates in rural and urban areas, and includes a county-level map with shadings for rural and urban locations.
Author(s): Evah W. Odoi, Nicholas Nagle, Shamarial Roberson, Kristina W. Kintziger
Citation: BMC Public Health, 19, 505
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
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Diagnoses of HIV Infection Among Adults and Adolescents in Metropolitan Statistical Areas-United States and Puerto Rico, 2017
Presents data on HIV infection diagnoses in 2017 and the prevalence of adults and adolescents living with diagnosed HIV infection at year-end 2016 residing in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Nonmetropolitan data is included at the end of each table, after all the Metropolitan Statistical Areas are listed. Nonmetro data is available on HIV infection diagnoses in adults and adolescents by sex, sex and age, sex and race/ethnicity, sex and transmission category, and race/ethnicity and transmission category. Also includes mortality data by sex for nonmetropolitan areas.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The Association of a Rural Hospital Closure with 30-Day Post Hospital Discharge Mortality from Selected Conditions
Poster presentation describing a 60-month-long study using data from the all-payer claims database from rural counties in one Southeastern state. Includes statistics for pre-closure characteristics of 3,029 study participants, with breakdowns by diagnoses of acute myocardial infarction, stroke, sepsis, and trauma.
Author(s): Melinda A. Merrell, Janice Probst, Kevin Bennett, Bankole Olatosi, Jeffrey Hall
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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A Longitudinal Analysis of Ohio Suicide Deaths 2008-2017
Report highlights the deaths by suicide in Ohio from 2008-2017. Presents county-level data and compares metro, suburban, rural, and Appalachian areas.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health
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Education and Health: Long-Term Trends by Race, Ethnicity, and Geography, 1997-2017
Results of a study assessing trends in disparities among nonelderly adults in measures of general health, mental health, limitations in activity, and obesity, by educational attainment. Features statistics with breakdowns by demographics, socioeconomic characteristics, and urban or rural location.
Author(s): Stacey McMorrow, Laura Skopec, Tyler W. Thomas
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Urban Institute
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Overcoming Racial Disparities and Social Determinants in the Maternal Mortality Crisis
Provides testimonies and the recording of a hearing before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee on disparities in maternal mortality. Discusses disparities by race and geographic location, social determinants of health, challenges in rural access to obstetrics, and potential steps for action. Includes testimony from the American Medical Association, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Maternal Mortality Projects Coordinator at the Virginia Department of Health, and others.
Additional links: Lisa Hollier Testimony, Loren Robinson Testimony, Melanie Rouse Testimony, Patrice Harris Testimony, American Medical Association, Video Recording
Date: 05/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: House Ways and Means Committee
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