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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19–35 Months — United States, 2017
Reports on vaccination coverage for children aged 19-35 months, based on data from the 2017 National Immunization Survey-Child (NIS-Child). Includes data for nonmetropolitan areas. Coverage estimates are provided for the following vaccinations: diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP), poliovirus, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), Haemophilius influenzae type b conjugate (Hib), hepatitis B (HepB), varicella, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), hepatitis A (HepA), and rotavirus.
Author(s): Holly A. Hill, Laurie D. Elam-Evans, David Yankey, James A. Singleton, Yoonjae Kang
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(40), 1123-1128
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Prevalence of Food Insecurity Varied by Household Characteristics in 2017
Bar chart showing low food security and very low food security by household characteristics, including location in a principal city, suburban, or rural area.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Nebraska’s Uninsured and the Coverage Gap by County
Highlights the percent of the population without health insurance by county in Nebraska for 2016. Details percentage of people employed without insurance and those that fall in the gap between Medicaid eligibility and the least expensive insurance plan.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs
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Map to Prosperity
Discusses the potential of broadband's affects on the rural economy, especially for farming operations and small businesses. Describes broadband access in rural areas. Includes rural versus urban comparisons for rural broadband access and funding and technical assistance programs to increase broadband adoption.
Author(s): Johnathan Hladik
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs
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EITC Continues to Reach Families in Poor Places
Briefly discusses the role of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in helping low-income workers. Includes maps showing county-level information on EITC filers, with Map 1 identifying high child poverty counties and Map 2 identifying nonmetropolitan counties.
Additional links: Map 2: Nonmetropolitan Counties
Author(s): Andrew Schaefer, Beth Mattingly, Kennedy Nickerson , Jessica Carson
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Diabetes & Obesity in Oklahoma, 2016
Provides a map showing obesity and diabetes rates by county for Oklahoma.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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New Mexico Health Care Workforce Committee: 2018 Annual Report
Provides detailed data at the county level, comparing New Mexico's healthcare workforce to national benchmarks. Discusses rural and frontier area shortages, health workforce migration trends, and potential solutions for solving the state's workforce issues; provides updates on previous recommendations. Appendices include gap analyses of New Mexico healthcare professions by county.
Author(s): Amy W. Farnbach Pearson, Jessica Reno
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Health Care Workforce Committee
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More Employers Are Paying for Telemedicine, but Enrollee Take-Up Has Been Relatively Low
Analyzes 2018 Employer Health Benefit Survey (EHBS) data regarding telemedicine trends in employer health plan coverage. Includes discussion on telemedicine improving access to healthcare in rural areas. Covers statistics of telemedicine utilization between rural and urban large employer health plan enrollees.
Author(s): Matthew Rae, Cynthia Cox
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Chart Book: The Far-Reaching Benefits of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion
Compares states that expanded Medicaid coverage and those that did not expand Medicaid coverage using a variety of measures such as healthcare access and health outcomes. Addresses the impact on rural hospitals on pages 19-21 for Medicaid revenue, operating margins, and uncompensated care.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
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Broadband Internet Access and the Digital Divide: Federal Assistance Programs
Describes broadband Internet access issues in rural and underserved areas and federal assistance programs in place to help address these issues. Includes information on support specific to rural healthcare.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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