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Resources by Topic: Mortality

Disparities in Cancer Mortality Patterns: A Comprehensive Examination of U.S. Rural and Urban Adults, 1999–2020
Analyzes cancer mortality rates over a 20-year period to observe rural versus urban disparities. Utilizes National Center for Health Statistics data with rural versus urban data breakdowns by type of cancer, race/ethnicity, and sex.
Author(s): Itunu O. Sokale, Syed Ahsan Raza, Aaron P. Thrift
Citation: Cancer Medicine, 12(18), 18988-18998
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
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QuickStats: Death Rates for Pedestrians Involved in Collision with Motor Vehicles, by Sex and Urbanization Level — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2021
Bar chart showing death rates for male and female pedestrians involved in a collision with a motor vehicle in metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore areas.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 72(32), 878
Date: 08/2023
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Death Rates Among Maintenance Dialysis Patients During Delta and Early Omicron Waves — United States, June 30, 2021–September 27, 2022
Reports on SARS-CoV-2 infection incidence and COVID-19 related deaths among maintenance dialysis patients by wave of infection for the Delta, first Omicron, and second Omicron waves. Includes data by urbanicity for metropolitan, rural, and noncore areas.
Author(s): Jose Navarrete, Gregory Barone, Iram Qureshi, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 72(32), 871-876
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The Urgent Need for Firearm Suicide Prevention Research in the Rural US
Highlights a study on rural firearm suicide. Discusses the role of firearms in suicide mortality and breaks down suicide data in the U.S. and West Virginia by rurality and method.
Author(s): Eric W Lundstrom, Jacob K Pence, Gordon S Smith
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 23, 8267
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2021 Data: Older Population
National data on traffic crashes involving drivers age 65 and older. Features statistics from 2012-2021 with breakdowns by sex, age group, blood alcohol concentrations, state, and rural or urban location.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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A Look at the Latest Suicide Data and Change Over the Last Decade
Examines suicide death rates by race/ethnicity, gender, age, and rurality between 2011 and 2021 by using CDC WONDER data. Includes data on the number of deaths by suicide overall and by firearms using provisional 2022 data. Describes these trends in relation to the implementation of the 988 crisis number in July 2022.
Author(s): Heather Saunders, Nirmita Panchal
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2021 Data: Rural/Urban Comparison of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities
Reports 2021 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data describing fatal motor vehicle crashes. Provides rural versus urban statistics for fatal motor vehicle crashes by light condition, age group, speeding, alcohol use, seat belt use, and rollover crashes.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Disparities in Melanoma Outcomes In Urban Versus Rural Settings: An Analysis from the Nebraska Cancer Registry 2001-2016
A research letter that analyzes health disparities related to melanoma outcomes in rural versus urban populations. Examines 9,688 individuals with melanoma between 2001 and 2016 utilizing the Nebraska Cancer Registry to observe the mortality rate of patients when considering rurality, race, sex, age, and stage/site of the cancer.
Author(s): Elizabeth M. Mata, Natalia Trinidad, Elliot Blue, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 89(2), 350-352
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
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Sociodemographic and Geographic Risk Factors for All-Cause Mortality in Patients with COPD
Analyzes factors related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mortality while considering both individual characteristics and community risk factors. Examines 2021 COPD patient data according to sex, race/ethnicity, comorbidities, area deprivation index, and location by highly rural, rural, and urban.
Author(s): C Robichaux, J Aron, CH Wendt, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 18, 1587-1593
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
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Appalachian Diseases of Despair
Provides information on Appalachian mortality disparities due to overdose, suicide, and alcoholic liver disease/cirrhosis among people ages 15-64. Utilizes data from the 2021 Multiple Cause of Death database broken down by Appalachian state, region, gender, and metropolitan or nonmetropolitan status.
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, East Tennessee State University Center for Rural Health Research, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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