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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Demographic Characteristics, Experiences, and Beliefs Associated with Hand Hygiene Among Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, June 24–30, 2020
Reports findings from an Internet-based survey of U.S. adults related to hand hygiene following contact with high-touch public surfaces. Includes information on hand washing and use of hand sanitizer, with data by rural/urban residence.
Author(s): Mark É. Czeisler, Amanda G. Garcia-Williams, Noelle-Angelique Molinari, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(41), 1485-1491
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Health Equity Report 2019-2020: Special Feature on Housing and Health Inequalities
Provides an overview of the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) program efforts in reducing health disparities and promoting health equity for various populations at the national, state, and local levels. Chapter 10 addresses rural-urban health disparities, with a focus on rural housing inequities and the opioid epidemic, and describes Federal Office of Rural Health Policy programs.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Rural, Urban, and Racial Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Survival among the Residents of South Carolina, 2001-2016
Presentation slides highlighting a study exploring colorectal cancer survival rates from 2001-2016 among people in South Carolina. Includes data breakdowns by rurality and race.
Author(s): Radhika Ranganathan, Whitney Zahnd, Swann Arp Adams
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Racial and Ethnic Minorities Made Up About 22 Percent of the Rural Population in 2018, Compared to 43 Percent in Urban Areas
Side-by-side pie charts comparing the race and ethnicity makeup of the rural population and urban population in 2018. Provides data on the percent of each population that is White, Black, American Indian, Hispanic, and other.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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2018 Wisconsin Farm Related Fatalities
Report details the farm fatalities in Wisconsin in 2018. Presents data on the injuries that caused the fatalities, the counties the fatalities occurred in, and the age and occupation of the victims.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Farm Medicine Center, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension
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Tele‐ICUs for COVID‐19: A Look at National Prevalence and Characteristics of Hospitals Providing Teleintensive Care
Discusses a study on the prevalence of intensive care unit telemedicine (tele-ICUs) in hospitals across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically in rural and Critical Access Hospitals. Compares hospitals by region, ICU beds, and emergency visits, among other measures.
Author(s): Dunc Williams Jr., John Lawrence, Young-Rock Hong, Aaron Winn
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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How Growing Geographic and Racial Disparities Inhibit the Ability to Live Longer and Healthier Lives
Provides a national-level overview of geographic disparities in life expectancy at mid-adulthood, as well as changes to life expectancy between 1980 and 2014. Discusses gender, racial, and rural differences in life expectancy. Presents nine strategies to address the geographic disparities.
Author(s): Erwin J. Tan
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AARP
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Community and Research Perspectives on Cancer Disparities in Wisconsin
Assesses cancer disparities in Wisconsin and discusses opportunities to address disparities through research and community partnerships. Includes county-level data on female breast and lung cancer mortality rates from 2008-2013 and 2012-2016 as well as cancer incidence rates from 2012-2016.
Author(s): Jessica Olson, Tobi Cawthra, Kirsten Beyer, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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Characteristics Associated with Adults Remembering to Wash Hands in Multiple Situations Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, October 2019 and June 2020
Reports on adults' remembering to wash their hands in six situations: before eating at home; before eating at a restaurant; before preparing food at home; after using the bathroom at home; after using the bathroom in public; and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing their nose. Based on survey data from prior to the COVID-19 pandemic (October 2019) and during the pandemic (June 2020). Includes data for metropolitan and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Julia C. Haston, Gabrielle F. Miller, David Berendes, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(40), 1443-1449
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural/Urban Differences in Children's Health
Examines differences in child health conditions by rural and urban residency. Explores differences in mental and behavioral health, weight status and physical activity, adverse childhood experiences, and access to healthcare.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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