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Resources by Topic: Mortality

Expecting More: Addressing America's Maternal and Infant Health Crisis
Provides recording and witness testimony from the U.S. House of Representatives' Joint Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions and Workforce Protections Hearing on maternal mortality and disparities in maternal and infant care. Testimony includes some discussion of maternity care in rural areas.
Additional links: Joia Crear Perry Testimony, Stacey D. Stewart Testimony, Video of Hearing
Date: 01/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. House of Representatives
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Association of a Remotely Offered Infectious Diseases eConsult Service with Improved Clinical Outcomes
Discusses an asynchronous infectious disease eConsultation program for hospitalized patients, and examines the program's effect on mortality, readmission, and hospital transfer at two rural Minnesota hospitals. Compares the implementation of this service with other telemedicine programs. Describes referring provider and infection disease specialists' satisfaction with the eConsultation service.
Author(s): Aaron J. Tande, Elie F. Berbari, Priya Ramar, et al.
Citation: Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 7(1)
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
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Maternal Morbidity among Women in Medicaid
Provides an overview of severe maternal morbidity and mortality (SMMM) among Medicaid beneficiaries. Presents data on SMMM rates by insurance payer, race/ethnicity, and geography, including differences among rural and urban residents. Presented by Dr. Katy Kozhimannil, director of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, at the January 2020 MACPAC meeting.
Author(s): Katy B. Kozhimannil
Date: 01/2020
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Suicide Rates by Industry and Occupation — National Violent Death Reporting System, 32 States, 2016
Examines suicide rates for major industry and occupational groups and detailed occupational groups. Includes information on suicide rates for occupations that are largely rural, including farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers; agricultural workers; and fishing and hunting workers.
Additional links: Supplementary Table 1: Major Industry Groups, Supplementary Table 2: Major and Detailed Occupational Groups
Author(s): Cora Peterson, Aaron Sussell, Jia Li, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(3), 57-62
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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QuickStats: Infant Mortality Rates For Metro and Nonmetro Counties, by Race and Hispanic Origin — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2017
Bar chart showing metropolitan and nonmetro infant mortality rates for infants of non-Hispanic white mothers, non-Hispanic black mothers, and Hispanic mothers.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(3), 95
Date: 01/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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New Mexico Selected Health Statistics Annual Report 2018
Provides county-level health statistics for the state of New Mexico. Covers population estimates by age group and race/ethnicity, birth rate by mother's age and race/ethnicity, and mortality by age and race/ethnicity.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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New Mexico Substance Use Epidemiology Profile
Provides county-level data on substance use in New Mexico for youth and adults, with breakdowns by race/ethnicity. Covers alcohol, illicit drugs, tobacco, and mental health. Addresses deaths due to drug overdoses, smoking, alcohol, and suicide; and alcohol-related chronic disease and motor vehicle crashes. Includes emergency room visits related to opioid overdoses, and chronic liver disease hospital discharges.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Child Maltreatment 2018
Reports on children who received a child protective services, children who died of abuse and neglect, and children who are victims of maltreatment on the national level using data collected from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS). Provides comments regarding the availability and access to child protective services in rural areas of Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, and North Dakota, and how some counties respond to child abuse and neglect screenings, referrals, and the provision of services.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Assessment of Rural-Urban Differences in Postacute Care Utilization and Outcomes Among Older US Adults
Results of a study of 2,044,231 Medicare beneficiaries who were hospitalized in 2011-2015 for pneumonia, stroke, heart failure, hip fracture, or COPD. Examines the frequency, type, and duration of postacute care, as well as readmission and mortality rates in people discharged to a community or to postacute care. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban area, rural community adjacent to urban area, or rural community nonadjacent to urban area.
Author(s): Cyrus M. Kosar, Lacey Loomer, Nasim B. Ferdows, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 3(1)
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
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The Best and Worst Places for Children in America
Includes an interactive map ranking states and counties on their ability to care for and protect children, with data on child poverty, COVID-19 vulnerability, and more. Users can select and compare counties on various threats to childhood, such as deaths before age 18, teen pregnancy, food insecurity, and school dropouts.
Additional links: The Land of Inopportunity: Closing the Childhood Equity Gap for America's Kids
Date: 2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Save the Children Federation, Inc.
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