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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Hospitalizations for Newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome - 2018
Examines newborn birth admissions involving neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in Pennsylvania general acute care hospitals from October 2017 through September 2018. Features statistics comparing NAS newborns with all other newborn stays in categories such as rates of complications by type, length of hospital stays, and payment by Medicaid, and NAS rate per 1,000 newborn stays with breakdown by rural or urban location. Includes a county-level map showing rates of NAS.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council
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Medicaid’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
Provides state-by-state information on opioid overdose deaths and death rates per 100,000 population, Medicaid coverage of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) drugs, and whether states waived the Medicaid Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion for substance use disorder treatment. Includes additional statistics on the opioid epidemic and related Medicaid coverage statistics.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Medicare Advantage Demographics Report, 2016
Summarizes demographics data on Medicare Advantage enrollment. Addresses rural/urban differences in Appendix B.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: America's Health Insurance Plans
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Diagnoses of HIV Infection Among Adults and Adolescents in Metropolitan Statistical Areas-United States and Puerto Rico, 2017
Presents data on HIV infection diagnoses in 2017 and the prevalence of adults and adolescents living with diagnosed HIV infection at year-end 2016 residing in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Nonmetropolitan data is included at the end of each table, after all the Metropolitan Statistical Areas are listed. Nonmetro data is available on HIV infection diagnoses in adults and adolescents by sex, sex and age, sex and race/ethnicity, sex and transmission category, and race/ethnicity and transmission category. Also includes mortality data by sex for nonmetropolitan areas.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Access to Primary Care in New York State
Report highlights the state of primary care access across rural New York State. Discusses key issues and makes policy recommendations. Requires a no-cost registration to download report.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Primary Care Development Corporation
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Older Americans Act: HHS Could Help Rural Service Providers by Centralizing Information on Promising Practices
Focuses on services and resources authorized by the Older Americans Act to help older adults age in place in rural communities. Addresses challenges accessing home and community-based services in rural areas and information on strategies for addressing those challenges. Covers home-delivered meals, congregate meals, transportation, family caregiver services, case management, and homemaker services. Research included interviews with ACL officials, rural area agencies on aging (AAA) in 8 states, rural health experts, and stakeholder groups; a literature review; and site visits.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Educational Gaps a Barrier to Rural Nursing Practice
Poster presentation describing results of a study examining perceived barriers and facilitators to rural nursing practice, job satisfaction, and challenges in nursing work environments and patient care, including perceived education preparation. Features statistics related to likelihood of leaving the nursing profession, barriers occurring weekly, satisfaction with workplace characteristics, and educational training by rurality of practice site.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Selina Hunt McKinney, Susan Outen, Whitney Zahnd, Eboni Haynes
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Financial Problems among Rural and Urban Cancer Survivors
Poster presentation of a study examining rural and urban differences in financial problems due to cancer, using data from a national survey. Features statistics including survivor-level and cancer experience characteristics, and rural-urban differences in financial problems with breakdowns by race or ethnicity and by Health Information National Trends Survey cycle.
Author(s): Whitney E. Zahnd, Melinda M. Davis, Jason S. Rotter, et al.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network, University of South Carolina
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Home & Guns: Rural-Urban Differences in Firearm Storage
Poster presentation of a study estimating prevalence of gun ownership and safe storage practices among adults in 3 states. Features statistics from 2017 on firearm ownership and storage with breakdowns by rural or urban residence, proportion of adults reporting unsafe gun storage by potential vulnerability, and association of risk behaviors with firearm storage.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Jan M. Eberth, Kevin Bennett, Elizabeth Crouch
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Urban-Rural Disparities in Residential Access to Colorectal and Cervical Cancer Care Specialists
Poster presentation examining geographic distribution of cancer specialists and showing how far rural and urban residents must travel to reach nearest cancer care providers, by specialty. Features statistics with breakdowns by type of cancer provider and rural or urban location of patients.
Author(s): Peiyin Hung, Songyuan Deng, Whitney Zahnd, et al.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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