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Resources by Topic: Mortality

Making the Case for Investment in Rural Cancer Control: An Analysis of Rural Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Funding Trends
Highlights rural-urban disparities in cancer prevalence and mortality from 2009-2013, and analyzes the five-year (2011-2016) funding trends for rural-focused, National Cancer Institute (NCI) supported cancer control grants.
Author(s): Kelly D. Blake, Jennifer L. Moss, Anna Gaysynsky, Shobha Srinivasan, Robert T. Croyle
Citation: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 26(7), 992-997
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
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Invasive Cancer Incidence, 2004-2013, and Deaths, 2006-2015, in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Counties — United States
Provides a comprehensive assessment of cancer incidence and deaths by cancer type in nonmetropolitan and metropolitan counties. Includes rural-urban data by gender, age, race/ethnicity, and cancer site. Discusses cancer risk factor prevalence and evidence-based interventions.
Author(s): S. Jane Henley, Robert N. Anderson, Cheryll C. Thomas, et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(14), 1-13
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Arizona American Indian Health Status Summary Report for Data Year 2015
Provides tables and graphs highlighting healthcare disparities for American Indians in Arizona. Addresses chronic disease incidence, mortality rates and causes of death, maternal and infant health, and behavioral risk factors such as drug and alcohol use.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Deaths, by Urbanization of County of Residence — 2005 and 2015
Bar chart showing motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2005 and 2015 by level of urbanization for metropolitan and nonmetro counties.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 66(21), 567
Date: 06/2017
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease — United States, 1999–2014
Provides data on age-adjusted rates of Alzheimer's mortality. Compares rates in 1999 and 2014 by urban-rural classification as well as by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and state. Also includes a map showing county-level average annual age-adjusted death rates from Alzheimer's disease for 2005-2014.
Author(s): Christopher A. Taylor, Sujay F. Greenlund, Lisa C. McGuire, Hua Lu, Janet B. Croft
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 66(20), 521-526
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Improvements in Colorectal Cancer Incidence Not Experienced by Nonmetropolitan Women: A Population-Based Study From Utah
Study of colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality in Utah, comparing rural and metropolitan populations using data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program. Examines periodic CRC disparities from 1991-2010 by location and gender. Discusses cultural factors impacting CRC screening and strategies for increasing access to screening.
Author(s): Brynn Fowler, N. Jewel Samadder, Deanna Kepka, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 34(2), 155-161
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
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The Association Between Neighborhood Environment and Mortality: Results from a National Study of Veterans
Details a study on the connection between neighborhood socioeconomic status (NSES) and health, specifically mortality, among veterans. Looks at VHA data by demographic information, such as race, age, gender, and rural versus urban, among other factors.
Author(s): Karin Nelson, Greg Schwartz, Susan Hernandez, et al.
Citation: Journal of General Internal Medicine, 32(4), 416-422
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
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Harm Reduction – West Virginia Local Health Departments Lead Efforts to Mitigate Human and Financial Costs of Opioid Epidemic
Describes West Virginia public health departments' efforts to promote harm reduction programs, as a response to the opioid crisis and resulting overdose deaths. Gives examples of successful programs from across the state.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Association of Local Health Departments
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2017 County Health Rankings Key Findings Report
Provides information on county-level health disparities by analyzing health factors and outcomes throughout the U.S. Covers risk factors for premature death, including drug overdose and other injury fatalities, and discusses opportunities for youth and young adults. Includes data breakdowns by rurality and race/ethnicity.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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Dementia Mortality in the United States, 2000–2017
Reports trends in dementia deaths by cause of death for Alzheimer disease, unspecified dementia, vascular dementia, and other degenerative diseases of the nervous system. Table 5 provides 2017 overall dementia death data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
Citation: National Vital Statistics Reports, 68(2)
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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