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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Musculoskeletal Symptoms Among Farmers
Presents a study analyzing musculoskeletal pain in farmers in 9 different Midwestern states through surveys and direct measurements taken every 6 months from 2012 to 2015. Discusses physical measurements taken to record muscle activity and Whole Body Vibration exposure while operating 112 agricultural vehicles.
Author(s): Nathan Fethke, Fred Gerr, Joe Cavanaugh, et al.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
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The IHA Hospital Economic Impact Report
An interactive tool providing the economic impact for all hospitals and healthcare facilities by county in Iowa. Includes data on employment, income, retail sales, and sales tax revenues.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Hospital Association
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Food Insecurity in The United States
Map providing county-level data on food insecurity and child food insecurity. Includes estimates of eligibility for nutrition programs among food insecure people. Also identifies annual food budget shortfall.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Feeding America
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Crime in the United States by Community Type, 2015
Provides rates for different types of violent crimes for metropolitan and non-metro areas. Includes data on murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Justice
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Drug Poisoning Mortality: United States, 1999-2018
Collection of data visualizations showing drug poisoning deaths at the national, state, and county levels. Includes urban-rural trends by state with data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE): Interactive Data and Mapping
Interactive map providing access to health insurance coverage data by county, with option to focus results by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and income.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Reports Database
Two searchable databases, one for peer-reviewed research reports and articles and the other for RIDGE (Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics) project summaries. Material for each database focuses on social science research centered around the challenges faced by rural areas regarding food and nutrition assistance. Allows search by title, year, topic, and data set.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Underserved Health Communities
Interactive map showing county-level data for a 10-state region. Includes statistics on county health rankings and roadmaps, population, and ethnicity. Also features stories of two counties in each of these states that have the highest risk for health factors as ranked by the 2016 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region
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ICPSR: Find Data
A searchable collection of data, research studies, and publications on topics related to social and behavioral sciences. Most data sources included are public-use files with no access restrictions. Includes data from rural studies, as well as data sources that include rural-focused variables.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: ICPSR
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SUND (Substance Use in North Dakota)
Interactive tool providing North Dakota State specific data on alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, marijuana, and other drugs with options to sort by region, demographics, and date.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
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