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Resources by Topic: Mortality

Racial Disparities in Obesity‐Related Cardiovascular Mortality in the United States: Temporal Trends From 1999 to 2020
Examines disparities in obesity-related cardiovascular mortality in U.S. citizens from 1999 to 2020. Utilizes the Multiple Cause of Death database to analyze mortality trends by race, sex, age, and rural versus urban residence.
Author(s): Zahra Raisi‐Estabragh, Ofer Kobo, Jennifer H. Mieres, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Heart Association, 12(18)
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
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Differential Treatment and Outcomes for Patients With Heart Attacks in Advantaged and Disadvantaged Communities
Analyzes geographic disparities in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) access, treatment, and outcomes among patients with acute myocardial infarction in California using 2006-2020 patient data. Compares mortality, readmissions, same-day PCI, distance to PCI, and more by neighborhood disadvantage status. Highlights factors associated with neighborhood disadvantage including race, ethnicity, and rurality.
Author(s): Yu-Chu Shen, Nandita Sarkar, Renee Y. Hsia
Citation: Journal of the American Heart Association, 12(17), e030506
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
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Health Equity in Connecticut 2023
Report and data graphics for key social drivers of health and health outcomes in Connecticut. Features statistics on topics including health risks and age-adjusted mortality, with breakdowns by rural or suburban areas and for several urban cities.
Author(s): Kelly Davila, Mark Abraham, Camille Seaberry
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: DataHaven
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Nonfatal and Fatal Falls Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years — United States, 2020–2021
Reports on older adults who reported falling, as well as unintentional fall-related death rates among older adults. Includes data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore areas.
Author(s): Ramakrishna Kakara, Gwen Bergen, Elizabeth Burns, Mark Stevens
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 72(35), 938-943
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Fatal Injuries to Agricultural Workers in 2021 Were the Second Lowest in a Decade
Bar chart showing 2021 data on fatal injuries to agricultural workers. Summary includes types of fatal injuries, race and ethnicity, age, gender, and recent fatal agriculture injury trends.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Fatalities in Oil and Gas Extraction Database, an Industry-Specific Worker Fatality Surveillance System — United States, 2014–2019
Provides an overview of the creation of the Fatalities in Oil and Gas Extraction (FOG) database and shares findings from the first 6 years of data collection. Discusses challenges related to data collection. States that most FOG fatalities occur in rural areas and briefly discusses the impact on emergency response.
Author(s): Kaitlin C. Wingate, Alejandra Ramirez-Cardenas, Ryan Hill, et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 72(8), 1-15
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Examining the Diversity of the Rural United States
Explores the sociodemographic diversity of rural counties. Discusses research on the mortality for chronic respiratory diseases, substance use disorders, and transportation injuries by ethnicity and urbanicity. Describes the importance of engaging local community members and organizations to understand the needs of rural communities. Profiles Jefferson County, Oregon, diversity in rural Central Oregon, and the Central Oregon Regional Health Assessment.
Author(s): Parkes Kendrick
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Think Global Health
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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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