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Resources by Topic: Mortality

Pollution Sources and Mortality Rates Across Rural-Urban Areas in the United States
Addresses potential pollution sources and corresponding health outcomes, paying particular attention to pollution hazards in rural settings.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Michael Hendryx, Evan Fedorko, Joel A. Halverson
Date: 02/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Rural Health Research Center
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Deaths Related to 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Among American Indian / Alaska Natives -- 12 States, 2009
Examines H1N1 influenza mortality among American Indians and Alaska Natives compared to other racial/ethnic populations, based on data from 12 participating states.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 58(48), 1341-1344
Date: 12/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Trends in Perinatal and Infant Health Disparities Between Rural American Indians and Alaska Natives and Rural Whites
Describes differences over time in perinatal care, birth outcomes, and infant health between rural American Indian and Alaska Native and rural White populations by tracking hospital death rates and characteristics of the parents.
Author(s): Laura-Mae Baldwin, David C. Grossman, Elise Murowchick, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 99(4), 638-646
Date: 04/2009
Type: Document
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National Trends in the Perinatal and Infant Health of Rural American Indians (AIs) and Alaska Natives (ANs): Have the Disparities Between AI/ANs and Whites Narrowed?
Summarizes findings from a study examining trends in prenatal care receipt, low-birthweight rates, neonatal and postneonatal death rates, and cause of death among rural American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) and White populations between 1985 and 1997.
Date: 09/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Myocardial Infarction Mortality in Rural and Urban Hospitals: Rethinking Measures of Quality of Care
Compares outcomes for patients treated at rural and urban Iowa hospitals after experiencing a heart attack, using an alternate approach to measuring quality of care.
Author(s): Paul A. James, Pengxiang Li, Marcia M. Ward
Citation: Annals of Family Medicine, 5(2), 105-111
Date: 04/2007
Type: Document
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Access, Health, and Wealth: The Impact of the National Health Service Corps in Rural America, 1970-2000
Examines 30 years of the National Health Service Corps' (NHSC) operation and its impact on rural America. Provides a detailed breakdown of healthcare professional providers who participated in the program, and includes information on mortality rates and self-reported health status for people living in rural Health Professional Shortage Area counties that were staffed with NHSC physicians. Also provides data on the economic impact for communities with NHSC personnel for selected states.
Author(s): George Fryer, Jessica McCann, Martey Dodoo, et al.
Date: 09/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Graham Center
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Perinatal and Infant Health Among Rural and Urban American Indians/Alaska Natives
Provides a national profile of rural and urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) maternal and infant health.
Author(s): Laura-Mae Baldwin, David C. Grossman, Susan Casey, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 92(9), 1491-1497
Date: 09/2002
Type: Document
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Admission Severity and Mortality Rates Among Rural and Urban Nursing Facility Residents with Dementia
Assesses whether the potentially higher utilization of nursing facility services in rural communities can be attributed to differences in use patterns by older adults with dementia. Specifically, addresses the question of whether rural nursing facility residents with dementia are less impaired at the time of their admission to a nursing facility than urban residents with dementia.
Additional links: Research and Policy Brief, September 2001
Author(s): Elise J. Bolda, Kimberly Mooney Murray
Date: 03/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Health, United States, 2001: With Urban and Rural Health Chartbook
Includes a chartbook that highlights rural-urban differences and presents information on population characteristics, health-related behaviors, health status, and health care access and use for five levels of urbanization and four regions of the United States.
Date: 2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Race and Place: Urban-Rural Differences in Health for Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Investigates urban-rural disparities for racial and ethnic minorities in six health areas: infant mortality, cancer screening and management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV infection, and child and adult immunizations. Provides data for the years 1991-1995.
Author(s): Rebecca T. Slifkin, Laurie J. Goldsmith, Thomas C. Ricketts,
Date: 03/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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