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Resources by Topic: State-by-state data

Obesity Prevalence Among Adults Living in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties — United States, 2016
Reports on obesity prevalence among adults in metropolitan and nonmetro counties based on 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data. Includes metro/nonmetro data by age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, income, and employment status. Also provides state-by-state data on obesity prevalence in metro and nonmetro counties.
Author(s): Elizabeth A. Lundeen, Sohyun Park, Liping Pan, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(23), 653-658
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The State of Senior Hunger in America 2016
Documents the rate of food insecurity among U.S. residents age 60 and over. Features demographics and characteristics of the senior population lacking access to sufficient food and shows state-level variation in food insecurity. Includes statistics with breakdowns by metro and nonmetro locations.
Additional links: Infographic
Author(s): James P. Ziliak, Craig Gundersen
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Feeding America, National Foundation to End Senior Hunger
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2016 Data: Rural/Urban Comparison of Traffic Fatalities
Reports 2016 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data describing fatal motor vehicle crashes. Provides rural versus urban statistics for fatal motor vehicle crashes by time of day, speed, alcohol use, seat belt use, and rollover crashes.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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CAH Financial Indicators Report: Summary of Indicator Medians by State
Presents state and national median values of 22 financial indicators included in the CAH Financial Indicators Report. Indicators represent six domains: profitability, liquidity, capital structure, revenue, cost, and utilization. A description of each indicator is provided, and appendix shows median indicator values by state. Indicators are specifically designed to help CAHs compare their financial performance with other CAHs.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Geographic Variation in the 2016 Profitability of Urban and Rural Hospitals
Findings brief describing differences in profitability of Critical Access Hospitals, other rural hospitals, and urban Prospective Payment Systems hospitals, with breakdowns by census region, census division, and state.
Author(s): George H. Pink, Kristie Thompson, H. Ann Howard, Mark Holmes
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic: A Workshop: The Geography of Infectious Diseases Related to the Opioid Epidemic
Presentation recording discusses infectious diseases co-occurring with the opioid crisis, specifically HIV and HCV transmission from injection drug use. Features a county-by-county data.
Author(s): Patrick Sullivan
Date: 03/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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More than a Million Reasons for Hope: Youth Disconnection in America Today
Features a report on young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school or working. Full report details demographic information such as race and ethnicity, gender, and living arrangements. Also compares disconnection among rural and urban youth.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Full Report, Interactive Tool
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Measure of America
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2018 County Health Rankings Key Findings Report
Analyzes health factors and outcomes to report on county-level health disparities throughout the U.S. Discusses a variety of health measures, including low birth weight, residential segregation, child poverty, and teen birth. Covers key findings, and calls to action and community guidance to improve health outcomes for all health measures.
Additional links: 2018 State Health Reports
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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Hospital Compare Quality Measure Results for CAHs, 2016
Examines Hospital Compare inpatient and outpatient process of care and structural measures among Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in 2016. Includes data on reporting rates and performance for specific quality measures, and state-by-state comparison of CAH reporting rates for inpatient and outpatient measures.
Additional links: State-Specific Reports
Author(s): Megan Lahr, Alex Evenson, Tongtan Chantarat, Michelle Casey
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Adolescent Vaccination Rates in America
Describes data regarding vaccines for adolescents recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): human papillomavirus (HPV), meningococcal and tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap). Covers differences in vaccination rates in urban and rural areas. Provides state-level data for HPV, meningococcal, and Tdap vaccination rates completed in 2013 and 2016.
Additional links: Appendix Data
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Blue Cross Blue Shield
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