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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Caregiver Recruitment Strategies for Interventions Designed to Optimize Transitions from Hospital to Home: Lessons from a Randomized Trial
Compares in-person and virtual recruitment strategies for a video-based intervention for family caregivers (FCGs) to improve transitional palliative care for critically ill patients in rural Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Includes data on effectiveness of each strategy and diversity of recruited FCGs.
Author(s): Allison M. Gustavson, Molly J. Horstman, et al.
Citation: Trials, 25, 454
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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Reported Incidence of Infections Caused by Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food: Impact of Increased Use of Culture-Independent Diagnostic Tests — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 1996–2023
Reports on the 2023 incidence of infections caused by eight pathogens transmitted commonly through food, compared with average annual incidence during 2016–2018. Describes changes in the catchment area covered to better represent certain populations, including people living in rural counties. Table 1 includes data on rural cases in the historic and the expanded catchment.
Author(s): Hazel J. Shah, Rachel H. Jervis, Katie Wymore, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 73(26), 584-593
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Patterns and Trends in Melanoma Mortality in the United States, 1999–2020
Analyzes melanoma mortality utilizing 1999-2020 data from Centers for Disease Control Wide Ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (CDC WONDER). Provides mortality trends broken down by sex, race/ethnicity, age, state, and rural, suburban, or urban location.
Author(s): Alexander J. Didier, Swamroop V. Nandwani, Dean Watkins, et al.
Citation: BMC Cancer, 24, 790
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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The Impact of Regional Disparities on the Availability of Meningococcal Vaccines in the US
Analyzes the relationship among meningococcal vaccines, area-level socioeconomic status (SES), and state policies. Provides data on variables correlated with stocking rate, such as SES, social vulnerability, healthcare access, vaccine policies, and rural or micropolitan area, as well as public versus private proportion of doses. Includes county-level U.S. maps showing variations in meningococcal vaccine stocking rates.
Author(s): Katharina Schley, Eva Jodar, Jessica V. Presa, Sarah J. Willis, Christopher G. Prener
Citation: BMC Public Health, 24, 1771
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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Associations Between COVID-19 Therapies and Outcomes in Rural and Urban America: A Multisite, Temporal Analysis from the Alpha to Omicron SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Examines COVID-19 treatment, health outcomes, and mortality disparities in rural and urban areas of the United States. Analyzes 2021-2023 National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) data from 3,018,646 patients to break down COVID-19 disparities according to patient demographics, vaccine status, comorbidities, U.S. Census region, and adverse inpatient events, as well as urban, urban-adjacent, or nonurban-adjacent location.
Author(s): A. Jerrod Anzalone, William H. Beasley, Kimberly Murray, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2022 Data: Large Trucks
National data on fatal and nonfatal traffic crashes involving commercial and noncommercial trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds. Features statistics from 2013-2022 with breakdowns by involvement rate per 100,000 registered trucks, crash characteristics, estimated proportion of alcohol-impaired drivers, previous 5-year driving records of drivers in fatal crashes, time of day and week, state, and rural or urban location.
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2022 Data: Passenger Vehicles
National data on traffic crashes involving passenger vehicles. Features statistics from 2021 and 2022 with breakdowns by vehicle type, time of day, fatalities, state, and rural or urban locations.
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Stroke Prevention and Management in Rural Georgia: Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Community Paramedicine Program
Evaluates the effectiveness of a community paramedicine service delivery model for improving stroke outcomes for high risk residents of 2 rural Georgia counties. Assesses hospital readmissions and mortality for 22 study participants compared to 621 nonparticipants. Discusses risk factors, telehealth, and pandemic related challenges.
Author(s): Brandon Calvert, Rana Bayakly, Teri Newsome
Citation: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 30, S32-S38
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
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New Mexico Substance Use Epidemiology Profile, 2024
Provides county-level data on substance use in New Mexico for youth and adults, with breakdowns by race/ethnicity. Covers alcohol, illicit drugs, tobacco, and mental health. Addresses deaths due to drug overdoses, smoking, alcohol, suicide, alcohol-related chronic disease, and motor vehicle crashes. Includes emergency room visits related to opioid overdoses, and chronic liver disease hospital discharges.
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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An Examination of Emergency Food Supply and Distribution in Rural Pennsylvania
Examines the strengths and challenges faced by the Pennsylvania emergency food network in meeting the needs of residents, especially those in rural areas. Uses survey, interview, and observational data from a sample of 22 food banks, 35 partner agencies, and 65 residents served by the partner agencies.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Kristina Brant, Justine Lindemann, Hazel Velasco Palacios, Nicholas Demerly, Jihyun Shin
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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