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Traffic Safety Facts, 2022 Data: Bicyclists and Other Cyclists
National data on fatal and non-fatal traffic crashes involving bicyclists and other cyclists, including riders of two-wheel vehicles, tricycles, and unicycles powered by pedals and/or motors. Features statistics from 2013-2022 with breakdowns including fatality and injury rates, age group, sex, time of day and day of the week, alcohol involvement, blood alcohol concentrations of riders, vehicle type and impact point, fatality rates by state, and rural or urban location.
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2022 Data: Rural/Urban Traffic Fatalities
Reports 2022 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data describing fatal motor vehicle crashes. Provides rural versus urban statistics for fatal motor vehicle crashes by light condition, roadway departure and intersection, age group, speeding, alcohol use, seat belt use, and rollover crashes. Includes statistics on ratio of rural to urban fatality rates per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, by state, as of 2022.
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Risk Factors for Persistent Fatal Opioid-Involved Overdose Clusters in Massachusetts 2011–2021: A Spatial Statistical Analysis with Socio-Economic, Accessibility, and Prescription Factors
Examines locations with high opioid-involved overdose deaths in Massachusetts as well as factors contributing to mortality, such as social infrastructure and opioid prescribing practices. Provides state maps showing opioid overdose rates according to ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA). Includes data on social infrastructure access, opioid prescriptions, and ZCTA clusters, with breakdowns by poverty and race.
Author(s): Sumeeta Srinivasan, Jennifer Pustz, Elizabeth Marsh, Leonard D. Young, Thomas J. Stopka
Citation: BMC Public Health, 24, 1893
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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Perceived Social and Emotional Support Among Teenagers: United States, July 2021–December 2022
Compares child and parent reported social and emotional support among teens aged 12-17. Utilizes National Health Interview Survey and National Health Interview Survey–Teen data to analyze perceived support and related health conditions, with breakdowns according to sex, age group, race, sexual minority status, family income, parental education, region, and urbanization level, including large central or fringe metropolitan, medium or small metropolitan, or nonmetropolitan.
Author(s): Benjamin Zablotsky, Amanda E. Ng, Lindsey I. Black, et al.
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Experiences Participating in Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs During the Early Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Investigation in Vermont
Analyzes participant experiences with federal nutrition assistance programs during the COVID-19 period of July 2020 to September 2020 in Vermont. Utilizes qualitative and quantitative feedback to analyze program participation, food insecurity, perceived stress, and fruit and vegetable intake. Discusses rurality as a factor in food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author(s): Emma H. Spence, Meredith T. Niles, Farryl Bertmann, Emily H. Belarmino
Citation: Nutrition Journal, 23, 74
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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Implementing Policy and Practice Changes to Support Breastfeeding Duration in New York State Communities
Analyzes the effectiveness of the Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities program to reduce disparities in breastfeeding. Examines the breastfeeding supports in place between 2017 and 2023 at selected worksites with breakdowns according to worksite size, social vulnerability, and rurality.
Author(s): Ann Lowenfels, Megan Murphy, Abbie Archibald, Sarah Avellino, Katie Potestio
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 21
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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Mortality Disparities Among Arrestees by Race, Sentencing Disposition, and Place
Analyzes mortality disparities among justice-involved individuals in South Dakota. Examines the mortality rates of 182,472 unique arrestees from 2000-2016 according to race, sentence category, cause of death, and location, broken down by urban, rural non-Indian country, and rural Indian country.
Author(s): George Zuo, Beau Kilmer, Nancy Nicosia
Citation: JAMA Health Forum, 5(7)
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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Urban–Rural Disparities in Food Insecurity and Weight Status Among Children in the United States
Analyzes urban versus rural place of residence and its association with childhood food insecurity and weight status. Utilizes 2013-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data and provides breakdowns of urban versus rural food insecurity by child's age and weight status, according to underweight/normal weight, overweight, and obese designations.
Author(s): Jayna M. Dave, Tzuan A. Chen, Alexandra N. Castro, et al.
Citation: Nutrients, 16(13), 2132
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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Positioning Telehealth Policy to Ensure High-Quality, Cost-Effective Care
Presents policy recommendations and suggestions to guide policymakers when considering the future of telehealth. Analyzes peer-reviewed research; government reports; and findings from interviews with payers, providers, provider associations, federal agencies, consumer advocates, technology leaders, policy experts, and other stakeholders. Includes rural references and considerations throughout.
Author(s): Maya Sandalow, Julia Harris, Mikayla Curtis, Marilyn Werber Serafini
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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The Uneven Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Rural and Urban Black, Latino/a, and White Mortality
Examines mortality rates and the corresponding impact of Medicaid expansion on Black, Latino/a, and White populations, broken down by rural versus urban location. Utilizes 2009-2019 data of Average Treatment Effect on the Treated (ATET) estimates to provide statistical breakdowns and graphic representation of how Medicaid expansion has impacted mortality rates for varying populations.
Author(s): J. Tom Mueller, Regina S. Baker, Matthew M. Brooks
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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