Skip to main content

Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Cancer-Related Hospitalizations for Adults, 2017
Examines adult nonmaternal hospital stays involving cancer. Includes hospitalization rates principally for cancer and principally for other causes by location of patient residence for large central metropolitan areas; large fringe metro areas; medium or small metro; and micropolitan or noncore (rural) areas.
Author(s): Marc Roemer
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
view details
COVID-19 Cases and Transmission in 17 K–12 Schools — Wood County, Wisconsin, August 31–November 29, 2020
Examines COVID-19 cases, spread, and compliance with mask use among students and staff participating in in-person learning in 17 rural Wisconsin K–12 schools. Discusses school infection mitigation measures. Reports on community and school-associated COVID-19 cases and in-school transmission.
Author(s): Amy Falk, Alison Benda, Peter Falk, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70, Early Release
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
view details
HRSA's Evidence-Based Tele-Emergency Network Grant Program: Multi-Site Prospective Cohort Analysis Across Six Rural Emergency Department Telemedicine Networks
Examines Evidence-Based Tele-Emergency Network Grant Program (EB TNGP) grantees' provision of telehealth services in rural emergency departments (teleED) in 11 states. Features data and statistics on teleED processes and patients' characteristics, chief complaints, severity of illness, and discharge status.
Author(s): Sarah Heppner, Nicholas Mohr, Knute Carter, et al.
Citation: PLoS One, 16(1), e0243211
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
view details
Physician Density by Specialty Type in Urban and Rural Counties in the US, 2010 to 2017
Examines trends in physician density in rural and urban counties among primary care physicians, medical specialists, surgical specialists, or other specialists. Features statistics with breakdowns by large metropolitan, medium or small metropolitan, or rural counties.
Author(s): Sara R. Machado, Sahan Jayawardana, Elias Mossialos, Muthiah Vaduganathan
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(1)
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
view details
Measurement of American Indian and Alaska Native Racial Identity Among Medical School Applicants, Matriculants, and Graduates, 1996-2017
Presents a study on whether a 2002 change in the way the American Medical College Application System (AMCAS) tracks race/ethnicity data accurately represents medical school applicants, matriculants, and graduates who self-identify as American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN). Discusses the change in AMCAS' data collection around race and ethnicity for medical students and examines data from a cohort of AI/AN applicants and graduates from 1996-2017.
Author(s): Erik Brodt, Steele Valenzuela, Allison Empey, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(1), e2032550
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
view details
Pennsylvania Municipal Officials' Views on COVID-19 Vaccine and Pennsylvania's Response to the Pandemic
Results of an email survey of 1,009 elected officials, to gather information about their attitudes toward vaccines and the Pennsylvania state government's response to COVID-19. Features statistics on the percentages of officials likely to get vaccinated, who felt the state's response had been effective, and who had recently attended municipal meetings in virtual, in-person, or hybrid formats, with breakdowns by rural or urban location.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
view details
Child Maltreatment 2019
Reports on rates of children receiving child protective services, children who died of abuse and neglect, and children who are victims of maltreatment, using data collected from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS). Offers information on availability and access to child protective services at the state and territory level, including how some counties respond to child abuse and neglect screenings, referrals, and the provision of services. Mentions rural responses in Connecticut, Minnesota, Nevada, and North Dakota.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
view details
Fourteenth Broadband Deployment Report
Reports on broadband deployment in the U.S., with information specific to broadband access in rural and tribal communities and the U.S. territories. Includes rural broadband deployment data by state and county.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
view details
COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy in the United States: A Rapid National Assessment
Uses nationally representative survey results to assess COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among adults in the U.S. Features data and statistics on vaccine hesitancy for various groups, including African Americans, Hispanics, rural residents, those with children at home, and others.
Author(s): Jagdish Khubchandani, Sushil Sharma, James H. Price, et al.
Citation: Journal of Community Health, 1-8
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
view details
Federal COVID-19 Testing Report: Data Insights from Six Federal Health Care Programs
Provides a detailed look at testing data from February-August 2020, from programs sponsored by the Department of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice, the Department of Labor, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Office of Personnel Management. Intended to help policymakers develop and refine their testing efforts related to cost effectiveness, testing availability for at-risk populations, and sufficiency of data to inform testing efforts.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, U.S. Department of Justice
view details