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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Assessment of Changes in Rural and Urban Primary Care Workforce in the United States From 2009 to 2017
Results of a study comparing the primary care workforce and its growth between urban and rural counties or county-equivalents from 2009-2017. Features county-level maps showing the distribution of primary care physicians and non-physician clinicians, and statistics with breakdowns by provider type and rural or urban location.
Author(s): Donglan Zhang, Heejung Son, Ye Shen
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 3(10)
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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Quality Payment Program Participation in 2019: Results At-a-Glance
Provides an overview of the results of the Quality Payment Program for the 2019 performance year. Highlights mean and median final scores and payment adjustments for small practices.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Differences in Characteristics of Adult Day Services Centers, by Level of Medical Service Provision
Presents results from the adult day services centers (ADSCs) component of the 2016 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers. Describes ADSCs by level of medical service provision, organizational characteristics, participant case-mix, and geographic characteristics. Figure 15 identifies the percentage of ADSCs according to metropolitan statistical area status and by level of medical services provided.
Author(s): Vincent Rome, Jessica Penn Lendon, Lauren Harris-Kojetin
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Association Between Social Vulnerability and a County's Risk for Becoming a COVID-19 Hotspot — United States, June 1–July 25, 2020
Examines associations between social vulnerability and COVID-19 hotspot locations, based on June 1–July 25, 2020 county-level COVID-19 cases and data from the 2018 CDC social vulnerability index. Includes data by level of urbanicity for large metropolitan, small/medium metro, and nonmetro counties. Looks at both social vulnerability overall and specific components, including racial/ethnic minority population, percent of residents who speak English less than well, and housing and transportation vulnerability.
Author(s): Sharoda Dasgupta, Virginia B. Bowen, Andrew Leidner, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(42), 1535-1541
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Vaccination Coverage by Age 24 Months Among Children Born in 2016 and 2017 — National Immunization Survey-Child, United States, 2017–2019
Examines vaccination coverage for selected vaccines and doses among children born in 2016 and 2017. Supplementary Table 2 includes data for metropolitan and nonmetro areas.
Additional links: Supplementary Table 2
Author(s): Holly A. Hill, David Yankey, Laurie D. Elam-Evans, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(42), 1505-1511
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Plan - Indiana Department of Health
Outlines Indiana's plan to allocate and administer COVID-19 vaccines to residents within the state, including the use of mobile clinics for rural communities. Provides maps showing vaccine providers and healthcare workers by county.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indiana State Department of Health
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Disproportionate Burden of Cervical Cancer Survival by Race and Rurality in South Carolina, 2001-2016
Presentation slides on a study presented at the 13th American Association for Cancer Research Conference. Provides 2001-2016 data and statistics on cervical cancer survival rates in South Carolina, with information broken down by race and rurality.
Author(s): Radhika Ranganathan, Whitney Zahnd, Swann Arp Adams
Date: 10/2020
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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The U.S. Rural Mortality Penalty is Wide and Growing
Policy brief examining rural-urban differences in mortality rates among non-Hispanic White people from 1990-2018. Features statistics with breakdowns by age group, sex, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan location, cause of death, and mortality rate per 100,000 people.
Author(s): Shannon M. Monnat
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Aging and Policy Studies, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
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Demographic Characteristics, Experiences, and Beliefs Associated with Hand Hygiene Among Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, June 24–30, 2020
Reports findings from an Internet-based survey of U.S. adults related to hand hygiene following contact with high-touch public surfaces. Includes information on hand washing and use of hand sanitizer, with data by rural/urban residence.
Author(s): Mark É. Czeisler, Amanda G. Garcia-Williams, Noelle-Angelique Molinari, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(41), 1485-1491
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Health Equity Report 2019-2020: Special Feature on Housing and Health Inequalities
Provides an overview of the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) program efforts in reducing health disparities and promoting health equity for various populations at the national, state, and local levels. Chapter 10 addresses rural-urban health disparities, with a focus on rural housing inequities and the opioid epidemic, and describes Federal Office of Rural Health Policy programs.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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