Skip to main content

Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Coverage and Access to Care in Metropolitan vs. Non-Metropolitan Areas through 2016
Examines the combined effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) insurance provisions versus the effect of the Medicaid expansions, using recent national data to show possible differences between metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Features statistics including changes in each of the years between 2013 and 2016, with breakdowns by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
Author(s): George L. Wehby, Wei Lyu, Dan M. Shane
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
view details
Utah Critical Access Hospital Community Profiles
Provides an overview of the 30 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in Utah. Reports on 30 health indicators for the communities and surrounding areas served by each CAH.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
view details
Perceived Facilitators and Barriers to Rural Nursing Practice
Results of a web-based survey of 435 nurses, examining perceived facilitators and barriers to nursing practice, job satisfaction, and self-identified challenges in nursing work environments and patient care. Features statistics including educational training and work preparation, educational characteristics of ambulatory care nurses, and demographic characteristics of survey participants, with breakdowns by rural, suburban, and urban location.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Selina Hunt McKinney, Whitney Zahnd, Eboni Haynes
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
view details
America's Health Centers
Fact sheet with basic information about Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in rural and urban areas. Includes data on the patients they serve.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
view details
Department of Health Care Services: It Has Not Ensured That Medi-Cal Beneficiaries in Some Rural Counties Have Reasonable Access to Care
Findings from a study to determine whether rural beneficiaries of the Medi-Cal Regional Model health plan were given acceptable access to care and adequate quality of care after the state transitioned into managed care plans in 2013. Includes county-level map showing Medi-Cal Managed Care Models and statistics showing maximum distance required to access care, with breakdowns by provider type.
Author(s): Elaine M. Howle
Citation: California State Auditor Report 2018-122
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Auditor of the State of California
view details
Vital Signs: Pharmacy-Based Naloxone Dispensing — United States, 2012–2018
Reports on trends and characteristics of naloxone dispensing from retail pharmacies. Includes data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural counties on high-dose opioid and naloxone prescriptions. Also includes county-level maps of naloxone prescriptions per 100,000 people and naloxone prescriptions per 100 high-dose opioid prescriptions.
Author(s): Gery P. Guy Jr., Tamara M. Haegerich, Mary E. Evans, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 68(31), 679-686
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
view details
Urban-Rural Differences in Drug Overdose Death Rates, by Sex, Age, and Type of Drugs Involved, 2017
Data brief examining differences in urban and rural areas, using the most recent data from the National Vital Statistics System. Features statistics including age-adjusted rates of overdose rates from 1999-2017 by urban and rural residence, and rates of overdose death in 2017 by sex, age group, and type of drug, with breakdowns by urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Holly Hedegaard, Arialdi M. Minino, Margaret Warner
Citation: NCHS Data Brief, No. 345
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
view details
New Mexico State-Tribal Collaboration Act: July 31, 2019 Agency Report
Summarizes collaboration between New Mexico state agencies and tribal nations in New Mexico regarding current public health priorities: diabetes, obesity, teen pregnancy, substance misuse, and drug overdose prevention. Identifies resources available for American Indians from each New Mexico department and activities and funding for the fiscal year 2019, covering community health workers, oral health, cancer, diabetes, and HIV-prevention, and more.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
view details
Planting the Seeds, Working the Land: Postsecondary Programs in Rural Areas
Focuses on challenges and opportunities related to postsecondary education in rural areas. Addresses how state legislatures are responding and what community and technical colleges can do to help, including examples of model programs. Identifies education as a social determinant of health and includes examples related to health education, particularly state loan repayment legislation.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
view details
Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake in a Rural Family Medicine Clinic
Results of a study to assess self-reported sugar-sweetened beverage intake among 121 adult primary care patients at a rural Nebraska clinic. Features demographics and average calories from beverage consumption, with breakdowns by ethnicity and body mass index category.
Author(s): Laura Pinon, Birgit Khandalavala, Jenenne Geske
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 32(4), 601-606
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
view details