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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Evaluating the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Co-Designed Physical Activity Intervention for Rural Middle Schoolers: A Pilot Study
Examines a physical activity pilot study in a low-socioeconomic, rural, Midwestern setting with 6th and 7th grade students. Provides the study's conceptual framework, timeline of data collection, intervention-related feasibility indicators, physical activity and health measures, physiological measures, and more.
Author(s): Janette M. Watkins, Julia E. Brunnemer, Kathleen N. Heeter, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 24, 1830
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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Loss of Hospital-Based Obstetric Services in Rural Counties in the United States, 2010-2022
Infographic displaying data on the loss of hospital-based obstetric services in rural counties between 2010 and 2022. Compares changes in in-county hospital-based obstetric care by rural county type - micropolitan versus noncore - using data from the 2010-2022 American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Surveys, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Provider of Services File, and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Area Health Resources File.
Author(s): Katy B. Kozhimannil, Julia D. Interrante, Alyssa H. Fritz, Emily C. Sheffield
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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The Association of Travel Burden with Prenatal Care Utilization, What Happens after Provider-Selection
Analyzes the impact of travel burden on prenatal care (PNC) utilization. Utilizes 2015-2018 South Carolina Medicaid claims data to examine characteristics of birthing people, characteristics of PNC providers, and rural versus urban breakdowns of how travel burden is associated with PNC utilization.
Author(s): Songyuan Deng, Yuche Chen, Kevin J. Bennett
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 24, 781
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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Estimated Impacts of Multiple Payment Policies on Rural-Serving Home Health Agencies
Describes the estimated impact of three major Medicare home health payment policy changes - implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), revisions to rural add-on payments, and the demonstration and nationwide expansion of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) model - on home health agency (HHA) reimbursement for Medicare beneficiaries. Compares the estimated impact of these payment policy changes by HHA rural-serving status, U. S. Census Division, profit status, quality rating, and episode volume.
Author(s): Tracy M. Mroz, Lisa A. Garberson, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Davis G. Patterson
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2022 Data: Speeding
Contains information on speeding-related and non-speeding-related fatal and non-fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes. Features statistics on rates of injury and death, sex and age group of speeding drivers, previous 5-year driving records of speeding drivers, alcohol involvement, time of day and weekday or weekend, roadway surface condition, and roadway function class, with breakdowns including interstate rural and non-interstate rural.
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2022 Data: Pedestrians
National data on fatal and nonfatal traffic crashes involving pedestrians. Features statistics from 2013-2022 with breakdowns by sex, age group, blood alcohol concentrations of drivers and pedestrians, state, and rural or urban location.
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Using Social Risks to Predict Unplanned Hospital Readmission and Emergency Care Among Hospitalized Veterans
Examines the correlation of hospital readmission rates of veterans and social risk. Utilizes 2016-2022 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) data to create a social risk index, focusing on domains such as psychosocial, financial, housing, food insecurity, violence, access to care, neighborhood deprivation, and more. Includes breakdowns of social risk according to sociodemographic variables, VA priority enrollment, hospital readmission, and rural, highly rural, or urban.
Author(s): Portia Y. Cornell, Cassandra L. Hua, Zachary M. Buchalksi, et al.
Citation: Health Services Research
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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The Impact of Food Sufficiency on the Health Status: The Case of Households in the North Central Region
Examines how availability of food is correlated with health status. Analyzes North Central Region (NCR)-Stat: Baseline Survey 2022 data and includes breakdowns according to self-reported health status, food access, and demographics, including location.
Author(s): Antara Chowdhury
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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Prescription Opioid Tapering Practices and Outcomes at a Rural VA Health Care System
Presents a study on the clinical characteristics of rural veterans using opioids for chronic pain and undergoing opioid tapering. Breaks down data on outcomes from tapering for rural veterans who were taking 90 Morphine Equivalent Daily Dose (MEDD) or more. Highlights common tapering outcomes, such as increased pain, suicidal ideation, and other withdrawal symptoms.
Author(s): Rena Elizabeth Courtney, Emily Halsey, Tanvi Patil, et al.
Citation: Pain Medicine, 25(7), 480-482
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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Screening for Health-Related Social Needs: A Comparison of CAHs and Non-CAHs
Provides an overview of health-related social needs (HRSN) and social determinants of health (SDOH) and the impacts of screening for and collecting data on HRSN and SDOH. Analyzes 2022 American Hospital Association Annual Survey and Information Technology Supplement data to describe the collection of HRSN data among Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Compares the specific HRSNs assessed and programs to address HRSNs among CAHs and non-CAH hospitals. Presents data on the collection of HRSN data by CAHs by health system membership and electronic health record vendor. Describes the use of HRSN data by CAHs that routinely collect and do not routinely collect this data.
Author(s): Madeleine Pick, Carson Crane, Megan Lahr, Robert Barclay
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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