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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Mortality

HDPulse Data Portal
Provides access to a wide range of health disparities data at the state and county level. Includes data on mortality by cause of death, socioeconomic factors and demographics, health screening, and risk factors. To access the county-level data, select a state and view either the map or table for a specific topic.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
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Quick Maps of Heart Disease, Stroke, and Socio-economic Conditions
A collection of maps showing county-level data on heart disease and stroke hospitalization and mortality by race/ethnicity, as well as Medicare cost of care per capita, and selected social determinants of health.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Kansas Health Matters
Interactive tool providing data by county for the state of Kansas on health topics including health conditions, behavioral health, access to care, exercise and nutrition, mortality rates, and health disparities. Provides socioeconomic, public safety, and transportation data by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Partnership for Improving Community Health
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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, vaccination, and zoonotic diseases 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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