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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Computerized Capability of Office-Based Physicians to Identify Patients Who Need Preventive or Follow-up Care — United States, 2017
Examines the capability among U.S. office-based physicians to provide electronic reminders to decrease missed care. Includes data for metropolitan and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Damon F. Ogburn, Brian W. Ward, Alicia Ward
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(44), 1622-1624
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Sociodemographic and Geographic Variation in Awareness of Stroke Signs and Symptoms Among Adults — United States, 2017
Reports on knowledge of the five signs and symptoms of stroke and the immediate need to call emergency medical services among adults 20 years and older. Includes data by county urbanicity for rural counties, small and medium metro counties, and large metro counties.
Author(s): Sandra L. Jackson, Brian Legvold, Anjel Vahratian, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(44), 1617-1621
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Chronic Pain and High-impact Chronic Pain Among U.S. Adults, 2019
Reports on chronic pain and high-impact chronic pain in the past 3 months among adults age 18 and over. Includes data by level of urbanization for rural, small or medium metropolitan, large fringe metro, and large central metro areas.
Author(s): Carla E. Zelaya, James M. Dahlhamer, Jacqueline W. Lucas, Eric M. Connor
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Educational Attainment Persist in Rural America
Brief report on rural educational attainment by race/ethnicity for the following groups: White, Black or African American, Native American or Alaska Native, Hispanic of any race. Includes a bar chart showing the portion of each group with a bachelor's degree or higher, high school or some college, and those without a high school degree.
Author(s): Tracey Farrigan
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Rural-Urban Disparities in Health Care in Medicare
Examines rural/urban differences in the quality of healthcare received by Medicare beneficiaries in 2019, with breakdowns by race and ethnicity. Focuses on patient experience and clinical care measures, including screening for and management of health conditions and medication-related issues.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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The Meatpacking Industry in Rural America During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Compares nonmetro counties with over 20 percent of employment in the meatpacking industry to other nonmetro counties, with data on poverty and COVID-19 cases.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Covid-19 Cases Surge Across Rural America
Reports on COVID-19 cases in rural areas between February 20, 2020 and November 15, 2020. Includes maps and charts looking at changes over time, comparing nonmetro to metro cases, and examining rural per capita COVID-19 rates. Based on data collected by the New York Times.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Rural America
Provides an overview of how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting rural areas. Includes charts and maps showing the spread of COVID-19 in rural areas and unemployment during the pandemic.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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COVID-19 in Appalachia
Offers information, data, and resources for addressing COVID-19 in the Appalachian region. Includes county level COVID-19 confirmed case counts with economic status and its impact on key socioeconomic indicators. Provides additional information for Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grantees.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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U.S. County Unemployment Rates During the Week of August 12, 2020
Map showing county-level unemployment rates.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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