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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Rural Households Account for Nearly One-fifth of U.S. Food-insecure Households
Pie chart showing the proportion of food insecure households in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in 2016.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Mortality Rates Have Increased for Working-age Rural Adults Since 2000
Line chart showing the change in mortality rates for nonmetropolitan and metropolitan residents, comparing 3-year averages for 1999-2001 and 2013-2015. Data is presented by age group.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Rural-Urban Enrollment in Part D Prescription Drug Plans: June 2017 Update
Updates prior policy briefs and shows state-to-state variation in stand-alone prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage with Prescription Drug plans. Features statistics with breakdowns by rural and urban enrollment in 2008 and 2017.
Author(s): Paula Weigel, Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Characteristics of Inpatient Stays Involving Hepatitis C, 2005-2014
Examines adult hospitalizations involving hepatitis C in 2014. Includes data by age group for hepatitis C inpatient stays for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore (rural) areas.
Author(s): Quyen Ngo-Metzger, Iris Mabry-Hernandez, Kevin C. Heslin, et al.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Characteristics of Communities Served by Hospitals at High Risk of Financial Distress
Study compares communities served by rural hospitals that have a high risk of financial distress with those that do not. Looks at community demographics, socio-economics, and health status.
Author(s): Erica L. Richman, George H. Pink
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE): 2016
Highlights from the 2016 SAIPE, which provides single-year median household income and poverty statistics. Includes many county-level maps showing income and poverty rates in 2016 and changes from 2007 to 2016. Figure 8 lists poverty data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and nonmetropolitan areas.
Additional links: SAIPE Data Tables and Visualizations
Author(s): Carolyn Gann, Lauren Bowers, James Mouser, Jasen Taciak
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Distribution of Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments to Rural and Critical Access Hospitals
Information concerning potential effects of Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payment on rural hospitals in 47 states. Features statistics on hospital Medicaid DSH payments by census region, with breakdowns by urban, rural, and Critical Access Hospitals.
Author(s): Erin M. Mobley, Fred Ullrich, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Rural America in Crisis: The Changing Opioid Overdose Epidemic
Discusses the history of the opioid epidemic and its effect on rural communities, as well as key functions of public health programs that can help prevent opioid overdoses. Lists several resources regarding opioids and overdose prevention.
Author(s): Rita Noonan
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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ESRD Facility Characteristics by Rurality and Risk of Closure
Profiles rural end-stage renal disease (ESRD) facilities, especially the ones at greatest risk for closure. Examines the facilities' characteristics, quality of care, and distance their patients would need to travel if the facilities should close. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban and rural locations.
Author(s): Jan M. Eberth, Fozia Ajmal, Kevin Bennett, Janice C. Probst
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
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Injury Prevention and Control in Rural America - Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series
Webinar recording discusses the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Rural Health Series on injury prevention in rural America. Details some of the most common injury-related causes of death in rural areas, such as motor vehicle deaths, suicide, and drug overdose, as well as the evidence-based public health strategies for countering these trends.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 11/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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