Rural Health Resources by Topic: Statistics and data
Characteristics of 30-Day All-cause Hospital Readmissions, 2016–2020
Examines trends in 30-day all-cause hospital readmissions among patients 1 year old and older
in the United States between 2016 and 2020. Explores changes in readmission rates from the pre-pandemic period (2016-2019) to 2020. Presents data by primary payer, patient location, and race and ethnicity.
Author(s): H. Joanna Jiang, Molly Hensche Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality view details
Influenza, Tdap, and COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage and Hesitancy Among Pregnant Women — United States, April 2023
Examines influenza, Tdap (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis), and COVID-19 vaccination coverage among women pregnant during the 2022-23 influenza season. Includes data on vaccination coverage for those living in rural and nonrural areas.
Author(s): Hilda Razzaghi, Katherine E. Kahn, Kayla Calhoun, et al. Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 72(39), 1065-1071 Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Rural New York: Challenges and Opportunities
Provides comparative data for the 10 rural counties in New York. Discusses issues such as transportation, aging and overall declining population, shrinking labor force, and lack of access to adequate housing, food, healthcare, and broadband.
Author(s): Thomas P. DiNapoli Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Office of the New York State Comptroller view details
National Report: Rural Substance Use Disorder Stigma and Treatment Needs
Report explores the role of stigma among rural substance use disorder (SUD) practitioners providing care to people with opioid use disorder (OUD). Bases findings on a survey of rural SUD practitioners across the country and looks specifically at their opinion of OUD patients and OUD treatment. Highlights other perceived barriers and concerns among rural practitioners.
Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction view details
Assessing the Impact of Medicaid Telehealth Policy Change on Equitable Access to Telehealth Services in North Carolina
Describes the evolution of North Carolina's Medicaid telehealth coverage and reimbursement policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses the impact of these policies on access to care. Compares data on telehealth claims by volume and as a percentage of total claims by race and rural-urban residence between March 2020 and December 2022.
Author(s): Shannon Dowler, Sam Thompson, Michelle Savuto, Jacqueline Marks-Smith, Jared Augenstein Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund view details
Public Transit Stop Density Is Associated With Walking for Exercise Among a National Sample of Older Adults
Examines the relationship between density of neighborhood public transit stops and walking for exercise among older adults. Analyzes 2018 neighborhood data and self-reported exercise along with sociodemographic characteristics, economic status, and disability status. Includes discussion about built environment and metro versus nonmetro comparisons.
Author(s): Erica Twardzik, Jason R. Falvey, Philippa J. Clarke, Vicki A. Freedman, Jennifer A. Schrack Citation: BMC Geriatrics, 23, 596 Date: 09/2023 Type: Document view details
Evaluation of Technology Modernization for SNAP Benefit Redemption Through Online Transactions: Final Evaluation Report
Examines operations of the online purchasing pilot (OPP) that allowed Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP) retailers to redeem benefits online. Analyzes data from the pilot launch in April 2019 and through the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on online purchasing differences between urban and rural populations, frequency of use, and delivery options of participants.
Author(s): Michele Mendelson, Ayesha Enver, Shannon Hitchcock, et al. Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: USDA Food and Nutrition Service view details
Long COVID in Adults: United States, 2022
Provides 2022 National Health Interview Survey data on adults with long COVID according to sex, age, race/ethnicity, family income, and large central metropolitan, large fringe metropolitan, medium and small metropolitan, or nonmetropolitan location.
Author(s): Dzifa Adjaye-Gbewonyo, Anjel Vahratian, Cria G. Perrine, Jeanne Bertolli Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics view details