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Resources by Topic: Mortality

Geographic Variation in Mortality Among Children and Adolescents Diagnosed with Cancer in Tennessee: Does Race Matter?
Presents a study of geographic variation of children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer in rural Tennessee. Analyzes data by race and mortality. Includes a maps of urban/rural mortality and mortality clusters for cancer patients under 21 from 2004-2011.
Author(s): Lisa C. Lindley, Tonny J. Oyana
Citation: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 33(2), 129-136
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
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Assessment of Factors Contributing to Health Outcomes in the Eight States of the Mississippi Delta Region
Examines key contributors to health outcomes and disparities between Delta and non-Delta counties, using 38 measures derived from the 2014 County Health Rankings. Features statistics comparing mortality, self-rated health, low birth rate, and various health factors, and demographics including sex, race/ethnicity, and rurality.
Author(s): Keith P. Gennuso, Amanda Jovaag, Bridget B. Catlin, Matthew Rodock, Hyojun Park
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 13
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
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2016 County Health Rankings Key Findings Report
Features state-by-state and rural/urban comparisons on health factors and outcomes throughout the United States, including information on premature death, adult obesity, child poverty, and more. Provides county-level data on residential segregation, drug overdose deaths, and insufficient sleep.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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Life Expectancy in Rural Missouri
Provides statistics and data describing life expectancy in rural and urban Missouri. Includes a rural versus urban comparison of years of potential life lost and county-level data on deaths due to unintentional injury.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Infant and Child Health: Rural Health Disparities and Inequalities
Describes infant and child health in rural Missouri. Provides statistics on the infant mortality rate and overall health of children located in the Bootheel of Missouri.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Achievement of the Health-related Millennium Development Goals in the Western Pacific Region 2016: Transitioning to the Sustainable Development Goals
Describes progress toward meeting goals to improve health in Western Pacific countries and territories. Features statistics on child mortality, maternal health, immunization rates, incidence of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, and access to clean water and sanitation.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office
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Montana 2016 Suicide Mortality Review Team Report
Highlights findings and recommendations from the Montana Suicide Mortality Review Team based on an analysis of 555 suicides in Montana. Provides suicide and related data by county for youth, American Indian, and veteran populations.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
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Closing Gaps in Native American Health
Describes health disparities between Wisconsin Native Americans and their White peers, with discussion of how new Medicaid policies could result in increased access to health services, improved care coordination for tribal health patients, and additional support for Indian Health Service providers. Features statistics including infant mortality rates, age-adjusted mortality rate, diabetes and cancer age-adjusted mortality rates, suicide rates, and average age of death.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Council on Children and Families
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Heroin: Combating This Growing Epidemic in PA
A report of public hearings on the epidemic of heroin and opioid abuse and overdose deaths in Pennsylvania. Includes recommendations to the state for treatment and recovery services, as well as maps and statistics by county.
Date: 12/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Characteristics and Quality of Inpatient Stays at Hospitals Affiliated with Health Systems, 2009-2012
Compares hospitals in centrally organized multihospital systems, noncentralized systems, and independent hospitals. Looks at rural-urban location, region, bed size, other hospital and patient characteristics, and mortality rates for selected conditions.
Author(s): Brian Moore, Zeynal Karaca, Rachel Mosher Henke, Herbert Wong
Date: 12/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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