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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Surveillance for Cancers Associated with Tobacco Use — United States, 2010–2014
Reports on tobacco-associated cancer incidence for lung, bronchial, and tracheal cancers; laryngeal cancer; oral cavity and pharyngeal cancers; esophageal cancer; stomach cancer; colon and rectal cancers; liver cancer; pancreatic cancer; kidney and renal pelvis cancers; urinary bladder cancer; cervical cancer; and acute myeloid leukemia. Includes data for metropolitan and nonmetro counties, as well as by sex, age, race/ethnicity, tumor characteristics, U.S. census region, and state.
Author(s): M. Shayne Gallaway, S. Jane Henley, C. Brooke Steele, et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 67(12), 1-42
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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High Prevalence of Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factors among Adolescents in Pohnpei, Micronesia
Reports on a study of secondary school students in Pohnpei state, Federated States of Micronesia, regarding substance use and weight. Compares factors by gender, age group, school type, and grade level. Focuses on alcohol, tobacco, and betel nut use.
Author(s): Delpihn Abraham, Haley L. Cash, A. Mark Durand, et al.
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 77(11), 283-288
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
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American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2018
Presents a number of demographic facts about American Indians and Alaska Natives drawn from U.S. Census data.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Region XI American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start: A Portrait of Children and Families
Details a report on the American Indian and Alaska Native children and families who have participated in a Head Start Program. Highlights demographic and social factors, as well as the occurrence of depressive symptoms in parents. Discusses the health and wellness of the children in the program, specifically rates of obesity and perceived overall health.
Author(s): Meryl Yoches Barofsky, Laura Hoard, the AI/AN FACES 2015 Workgroup
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Trends in Hospital System Affiliation, 2007-2016
Policy brief reporting trends in hospital system affiliation from 2007 to 2016 for hospitals in metro and nonmetro areas, and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Offers characteristic statistics by hospital type and affiliation and highlights trends in hospital system affiliation by Census region.
Author(s): Onyinye Oyeka, Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Rural Poverty, Part 1
Showcases two papers from the Rural Policy Research Institute's (RUPRI) March 2018 "Rural Poverty: Fifty Years After The People Left Behind" Conference. Covers the causes and consequences of rural poverty and discusses the evolving research agenda to address the issue to improve economic opportunities. Includes data comparing rural and urban poverty rates and includes information on rural and urban poverty rates by gender, education, marital status, and employment.
Citation: IRP Focus, 34(2), 1-24
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
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The State of Tribal Data Capacity in Indian Country: Key Findings from the Survey of Tribal Data Practices
Presents a study on the practices and capacity of data collection by American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. Breaks down data by BIA region, the population size of responding tribes, and the tribal uses of collected data, among other factors.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center
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Activation and Utilization of an Electronic Health Record Patient Portal at an Academic Medical Center: Impact of Patient Demographics and Geographic Location
Analyzes the rates of patient portal activation and usage associated with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics by patients in rural and urban areas of the state. Identifies population groups with the lowest activation rates, and discusses possible barriers to accessing patient portals.
Author(s): Sarah E. R. Oest, Maia Hightower, Matthew D. Krasowski
Citation: Academic Pathology, 5
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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The Workforce Trends of Physician Assistants in Iowa (1995-2015)
Examines the growth trends and attrition of the physician assistance (PA) workforce in Iowa with a focus on primary or specialty care practice settings, rural or urban locations, and Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Citation: PLOS One, 13(10)
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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Reshaping the Journey: American Indians and Alaska Natives in Medicine
Summarizes best practices and results of successful programs to be used as models for developing programs that can be used to help raise the number of American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI-AN) medical school graduates. Includes statistics on AI-AN medical school applicants by undergraduate institution and by state, and AI-AN medical school graduates by medical school.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Association of American Indian Physicians, Association of American Medical Colleges
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