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Resources by Topic: Mortality

The State of the World's Children 2019 - Children, Food and Nutrition: Growing Well in a Changing World
Examines the effects of undernutrition and obesity among children and highlights how governments, businesses, and stakeholders can improve food systems. Features statistics on child mortality rates, maternal and child health, early childhood development, and education, with breakdowns by countries and territories including Palau, Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
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Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant - Puerto Rico: FY 2020 Application/FY 2018 Annual Report
Describes Puerto Rico's maternal and child health programs, including a program overview and a needs assessment. Features data on financial, program, and performance measures, and includes demographic information on ethnicity and race, household types, poverty levels, maternal and infant mortality, and statistics related to healthcare and health insurance.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Indian Health Disparities
Fact sheet providing statistics on American Indian and Alaska Native health disparities and mortality disparities.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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The Opioid Hydra: Understanding Overdose Mortality Epidemics and Syndemics Across the Rural-Urban Continuum
Documents the trends in drug overdose mortality by opioid type along the rural‐urban continuum. Identifies the opioid overdose mortality epidemics and opioid syndemic mortality rates by core-based statistical area (metropolitan and non-metropolitan county). Discusses the socioeconomic indicators including demographic, drug risk, and economic characteristics of communities affected by the different classes of opioid overdose epidemics.
Author(s): David J. Peters, Shannon M. Monnat, Andrew L. Hochstetler, et al.
Citation: Rural Sociology, 2019, 1-3
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
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Maternal Health Begins Where Moms Live, Learn, and Work
Discusses the social and healthcare influences, particularly in rural areas, on maternal health and its effect on maternal mortality. Compares rural county and urban county data for Arizona state Medicaid coverage, amount of prenatal care received and when it was received, and the poverty rate.
Author(s): Bryna Koch, Benjamin Brady, Susan Coates, et al.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
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Rural Availability of the Obstetrics & Gynecology Physician Workforce
Provides data on the number of OB/GYN physicians, and hospitals with obstetric care by county in Arizona. Includes data on the educational training of OB/GYN physicians in the state, and addresses the effect of OB/GYN workforce shortages on rural women.
Author(s): Bryna Koch, Susan Coates, Benjamin Brady, et al.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Risk Factors and Potentially Preventable Deaths in Rural Communities
Compares rates of potentially avoidable deaths in rural and urban communities and shows how these deaths vary by census region. Features statistics on modifiable risk factors, such as smoking, excessive alcohol use, and obesity, and percent of potentially preventable deaths attributable to specific health conditions, with breakdowns by rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Mark Holmes, Kristie W. Thompson
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Vital Signs: Burden and Prevention of Influenza and Pertussis Among Pregnant Women and Infants — United States
Examines influenza-associated hospitalization among pregnant women and infant hospitalization and death associated with influenza and pertussis. Includes data on vaccination rates for influenza and Tdap (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis) among pregnant women in rural and nonrural areas.
Author(s): Megan C. Lindley, Katherine E. Kahn, Barbara H. Bardenheier, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 68(40), 885-892
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Traumatic Injury and Access to Care in Rural Areas: Leveraging Linked Data and Geographic Information Systems for Planning and Advocacy
Analyzes county-level data representing traumatic injury rates in rural Colorado. Discusses challenges to trauma care in rural areas, including distance to trauma centers, rates of injury, prevention resources, EMS response times, and limited EMS capacity. Includes county-level maps showing transportation time to trauma centers, mortality rates, and hospitalization rates for traumatic injury.
Author(s): Paula Yuma, Rebecca Orsi, Julie Dunn, et al.
Citation: Rural Remote Health, 19(3), 5089
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
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Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant - Virgin Islands: FY 2020 Application/FY 2018 Annual Report
Describes maternal and child health programs in the Virgin Islands, including a program overview and a needs assessment. Features data on financial, program, and performance measures, and includes demographic information on ethnicity and race, household types, poverty levels, maternal and infant mortality, and statistics related to healthcare and health insurance.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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