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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Analysis of Obesity Rates for School Children in Pennsylvania
Report details an analysis of child obesity in Pennsylvania. Compares rural and urban rates by year and considers family demographics, such as occupation, household income, insurance coverage, among other factors.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Medicare Advantage
Provides a fact sheet covering Medicare Advantage enrollment, plan types, payments and premiums, and supplemental benefits including the Part D prescription drug benefit. Discusses availability of Medicare Advantage plans in rural areas and related policies.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Broadband Deployment: Status and Federal Programs
Addresses the availability of broadband in rural, urban, and tribal areas of the U.S.; percent of households with broadband; and federal programs supporting broadband development and adoption.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Rural-Urban and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Invasive Cervical Cancer Incidence in the United States, 2010-2014
Results of a study examining 59,432 cases of cervical cancer. Features statistics on age-adjusted cervical cancer incidence, with breakdowns by race or ethnicity and urban or rural location.
Author(s): Lulu Yu, Susan A. Sabatino, Mary C. White
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
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Rural Success: High-Performing CAHs Take Action for Antibiotic Stewardship
Highlights antibiotic stewardship program best practices and strategies from Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) based on a series of focus groups. Includes antibiotic stewardship results from a CAH facility survey.
Citation: MBQIP Monthly, 1-3
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Hospitalizations for Newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome - 2018
Examines newborn birth admissions involving neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in Pennsylvania general acute care hospitals from October 2017 through September 2018. Features statistics comparing NAS newborns with all other newborn stays in categories such as rates of complications by type, length of hospital stays, and payment by Medicaid, and NAS rate per 1,000 newborn stays with breakdown by rural or urban location. Includes a county-level map showing rates of NAS.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council
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Medicaid’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
Provides state-by-state information on opioid overdose deaths and death rates per 100,000 population, Medicaid coverage of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) drugs, and whether states waived the Medicaid Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion for substance use disorder treatment. Includes additional statistics on the opioid epidemic and related Medicaid coverage statistics.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Overweight and Obesity Among School Bus Drivers in Rural Arkansas
Results of a study conducted from January-July 2017 providing data on the prevalence, risk factors, and perceptions of overweight and obesity among 45 bus drivers. Features demographic statistics and selected comments from focus group participants.
Author(s): Karen H. Kim Yeary, Xiaofei Chi, Shelly Lensing, Hannah Baroni, Alesia Ferguson, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
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Digital Gap Between Rural and Nonrural America Persists
Highlights differences in broadband access and technology adoption, such as smart phone or tablet use, between rural and urban residents of the U.S.
Author(s): Andrew Perrin
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pew Research Center
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Systemic Overuse of Health Care in a Commercially Insured US Population, 2010-2015
Examines geographic variation in systemic overuse of health care, using commercial insurance claims data from 375 metropolitan areas and 47 rural regions. Features statistics with breakdowns by overuse indicators, and U.S. maps showing regional variations in overuse.
Author(s): Allison H. Oakes, Hsien-Yen Chang, Jodi B. Segal
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 19, 280
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
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