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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

HIV and Hepatitis C in Rural Areas: Prevalence, Service Availability, and Challenges
Webinar recording discusses the prevalence of HIV and maternal hepatitis C in rural communities. Compares infection rates in rural versus urban areas and highlights changes over time. Makes recommendations regarding testing, treatment, and harm reduction services.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Video Recording, Webinar Transcript
Date: 04/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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COVID-19 Outbreak Among Farmworkers — Okanogan County, Washington, May–August 2020
Examined risk factors for COVID-19 among fruit grower employees working in orchard and warehouse settings in Okanogan County, Washington. Looked at the impact of housing, comparing those living in the community to those living in congregate temporary housing. Also looked at infection rates by job role.
Author(s): James S. Miller, Michelle Holshue, Tia K.H. Dostal, Laura P. Newman, Scott Lindquist
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(17), 617-621
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Health Workforce Strategies for California: A Review of the Evidence
Examines literature and evidence on healthcare workforce strategies, discussing workforce issues in urban and rural areas in California. Describes the impacts of pipeline, scholarship, loan repayment, professional training, and residency programs, including rural-specific considerations.
Author(s): Diane Rittenhouse, Alexandra Ament, Janet Genevro, Kara Contreary
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: California Health Care Foundation, Mathematica
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Lyme Disease in the U.S.: Where is Risk Highest?
Examines the ten-year trend for incidence of Lyme disease in the U.S. Features county-level maps showing total Lyme disease cases and average Lyme disease incidence rates from 2008-2018.
Author(s): Mary E. Helander
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
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Demographics and Disability Status of Adults Living Alone in Rural Areas
Policy brief examining differences in age and disability status of people who live alone in rural and urban areas. Describes health impacts of living alone and explores American Community Survey (ACS) data from 2014-2018 to represent demographic characteristics and prevalence of disabilities for rural and urban adults living alone.
Author(s): Jonathan Schroeder, Carrie Henning-Smith, Mariana Tuttle
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Trends in Singleton Preterm Birth by Rural Status in the U.S., 2012-2018
Policy brief showing variations in preterm birth by demographics, payment method, and participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) during pregnancy. Features statistics with breakdowns by 5 levels of population density.
Author(s): Maria J. Perez-Patron, Robin L. Page, Samson Olowolaju, Brandie D. Taylor
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Influenza and Pertussis Vaccination Rates Among Pregnant Women in Rural and Urban Areas
Analyzes patterns of prenatal vaccination among pregnant women from 2012-2018, using data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. Features demographics and statistics on influenza and pertussis vaccine uptake prior to and during pregnancy, with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Author(s): Annette Regan, Ravneet Kaur, Timothy Callaghan
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Computer and Internet Use in the United States: 2018
Provides data on computer and Internet use by household characteristics, including location in a rural or urban area, for the nation and by region. Includes information on owning a desktop or laptop computer, owning a smartphone, owning a tablet, having an Internet subscription, and having broadband access.
Author(s): Michael Martin
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Critical Access Hospital Response to COVID-19
Webinar recording summarizing results of a survey of Critical Access Hospital (CAH) executives in eight states regarding the hospitals' ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic from February-August 2020. Covers survey findings related to CAH finance, federal waivers and regulatory flexibilities, capacity for treatment, workforce, and partnerships. Discusses opportunities for future research on COVID-19 response and preparedness for future disasters and public health emergencies.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Author(s): Madeleine Pick, Megan Lahr, Ira Moscovice
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Escalating Alcohol-Involved Death Rates: Trends and Variation across the Nation and in the States from 2006 to 2019
Examines alcohol-involved deaths by state and at the national level, discussing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vital statistics data. Explores death rate changes, trends, and variation, comparing state rates to U.S. rates and comparing rates across demographic and age groups, by sex, and by urban/rural location. Offers a map with links to infographics for each state.
Additional links: Issue Brief
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: State Health Access Data Assistance Center
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