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Resources by Topic: Mortality

2020 Tennessee Maternal Mortality Annual Report
Report including characteristics of women who died while pregnant or in the year following pregnancy, and summaries of causes of death and contributing factors. Identifies opportunities for promotion of wellness and prevention of maternal mortality. Features statistics for deaths in 2017 and 2018, with breakdowns by metropolitan or rural residence.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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Birth Settings in America: Outcomes, Quality, Access, and Choice
Examines factors that influence maternal and newborn care in the United States, including social determinants such as geographic variability in access to birth settings. Explores challenges faced by women in rural and underserved areas. Includes statistics on infant mortality rates in 2014 with breakdowns by rural or urban locations, and county-level maps showing access to providers and hospitals offering obstetric services.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Board on Children, Youth, and Families
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2018 Data: Alcohol-Impaired Driving
Explores national data on traffic crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers. Compares factors such as road conditions, time of the year, and rural versus urban roads, among others.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Hospitalizations for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Among Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries — United States, 1999–2017
Reports on hospitalization for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, with data by location of patient residence for urban and rural areas. Includes information on hospitalization rates, surgery rates, readmission rates, mortality, and length of stay.
Author(s): Fang Xu, Anne G. Wheaton, Yong Liu, Hua Lu, Kurt J. Greenlund
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 68(49), 1134-1138
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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2019 State of the State: Maternal and Infant Health in Georgia Report
Summarizes data and evidence regarding maternal and infant health indicators in Georgia. Offers recommendations for further improving the health of mothers and babies. Includes statistics related to fetal, infant, and maternal health in Georgia with breakdowns by demographics and rural or nonrural locations.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia
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Maternity Care in California: A Bundle of Data
Overview of maternity care services provided in California using state data from CDC WONDER (Centers for Disease and Prevention) and the California Open Data Portal with comparisons to national data. Includes California county maps demonstrating preterm birth rates and infant mortality, and provides maternity care data by race and ethnicity.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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Kansas Annual Summary of Vital Statistics, 2018
Provides vital statistics for the state of Kansas. Includes county-level data as well as data for urban, semi-urban, densely settled rural, rural, and frontier areas. Includes data on prenatal care, births, birth outcomes, and teen pregnancies. Also covers mortality, with data on death rates and selected causes of death.
Author(s): David Oakley, Greg Crawford, Cathryn Savage
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Severe Maternal Morbidity and Hospital Transfer Among Rural Residents
Examines hospital transfer rates for rural and urban residents before and after childbirth and the relationship of transfer status and severe maternal morbidity and mortality.
Author(s): Katy Kozhimannil, Julia D. Interrante, Alexandria Kristensen-Cabrera, Carrie Henning-Smith, Regan Theiler
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Prevalence and Mortality of Heart Disease and Related Conditions: Disparities Affecting the South, Rural Areas, and American Indian and Alaska Natives
Policy brief describing trends in the prevalence of stroke, angina or coronary heart disease, and heart attack from 2011-2015, and assessing trends in mortality for heart disease and associated conditions from 2006-2016. Explores whether disease-related mortality and prevalence of disease varied across region, rurality, and time period. Features statistics including mortality from congestive heart failure, stroke and cerebrovascular disease, and ischemic heart disease in 2016, with breakdowns by 6 levels of population density.
Author(s): Samuel D. Towne, Jr., Timothy H. Callaghan, Alva O. Ferdinand, et al.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Potentially Excess Deaths from the Five Leading Causes of Death in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties — United States, 2010–2017
Reports on the rural-urban disparities regarding potentially preventable deaths caused by heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease (CLRD), and stroke for populations less than 80 years of age. Updates a January 2017 report on the same topic, with the new report using a 6-level urban-rural classification scheme and adding additional years and annual percentage change information.
Additional links: Supplementary Table 1: Number of Potentially Excess Deaths, by HHS Region and Urban-Rural Classification, Supplementary Table 2: Percentage of Potentially Excess Deaths, by HHS Region and Urban-Rural Classification, Supplementary Table 3: Number of Potentially Excess Deaths, by State for Metro and Nonmetro, Supplementary Table 4: Percentage of Potentially Excess Deaths, by State for Metro and Nonmetro
Author(s): Macarena C. Garcia, Lauren M. Rossen, Brigham Bastian, et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 68(10), 1-11
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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