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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Rural Families with a Child Abuse Report are More Likely Headed by a Single Parent and Endure Economic and Family Stress
Analyzes child maltreatment in both rural and urban areas with a focus on rural families. Discusses similarities in risk factors for child maltreatment, differences in risk factors by locale, and chronic stressors on rural families.
Author(s): Marybeth J. Mattingly, Wendy A. Walsh
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Frontier Counties
Printable map that shows the location of frontier counties nationwide. Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010.
Date: 2010
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Population Under Age 18 by County
Printable map that shows the percent of population in the U.S. by county who are under 18 years of age. Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census, Summary File 1.
Date: 2010
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Population Over Age 65 by County
Printable map that shows the percent of population who are 65 years or older nationwide by county. Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census, Summary File 1.
Date: 2010
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Hispanic/Latino Populations for Nonmetropolitan Counties
Printable map that shows the percent of the U.S. population by county who are Hispanic or Latino. Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census, Summary File 1.
Date: 2010
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Nurse Work Environment, Job Satisfaction and Turnover Rates in Rural and Urban Nursing Units
Examines hospital characteristics, nursing unit characteristics, the nurse work environment, job satisfaction, and turnover rates in rural and urban nursing units. Based on data from 2003 and 2004.
Author(s): Marianne Baernholdt, Barbara A. Mark
Citation: Journal of Nursing Management, 17(8), 994-1001
Date: 12/2009
Type: Document
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Availability, Characteristics, and Role of Detoxification Services in Rural Areas
Reports on rural detoxification (detox) providers, including their characteristics, access issues, and geographic distribution. Based on data from a national inventory of facilities providing substance abuse treatment services.
Additional links: Policy Brief: Few and Far Away: Detoxification Services in Rural Areas
Author(s): Jennifer D. Lenardson, Melanie M. Race, John A. Gale
Date: 12/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Covered Persons as Amended
Analyzes the Patient Protection and Affordable Coverage Act (as amended on December 19, 2009 by the Senate Majority Leader's Manager's Amendment) using statistics and data to identify how it would reduce the number of uninsured in nonmetropolitan areas.
Author(s): Tim McBride
Date: 12/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
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Deaths Related to 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Among American Indian / Alaska Natives -- 12 States, 2009
Reports that American Indians and Alaska Natives in the 12 states participating in the study had an H1N1 mortality rate four times higher than persons in all other racial/ethnic populations combined.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 58(48), 1341-1344
Date: 12/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Critical Access Hospitals and Financial Benchmark Performance
Presents results from the application of benchmarks to 2004-2006 Critical Access Hospital (CAH) data for five financial indicators. Discusses the financial implications for CAHs.
Author(s): George Pink, Mark Holmes, Rebecca Slifkin
Date: 11/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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