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Resources by Topic: Tobacco use

Tobacco Use Among Rural Veterans
Compares smoking rates for rural, suburban, and urban veterans, including use of smokeless tobacco.
Author(s): Mark Vander Weg, Cassie Cunningham
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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Prevalence of Health Related Behavioral Risk Factors Among Non-Metro Minority Adults
Provides data on tobacco use, seat belt use, and alcohol consumption among rural minority adults. Includes recommendations and detailed data tables.
Additional links: Fact Sheet: Behavioral Risk Factors Among Rural African Americans, Fact Sheet: Behavioral Risk Factors Among Rural Hispanics
Author(s): P. Daniel Patterson, Charity G. Moore, Janice C. Probst, Michael E. Samuels
Date: 08/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Rural Healthy People 2010
A three-volume publication that focuses on the top rural health concerns and objectives associated with the Healthy People 2010 focus areas. Volume 1 contains brief overviews of the top ten rural health priority areas, as well as associated models for practice. Volume 2 contains in-depth literature reviews for each of the top rural health priority areas. Volume 3 addresses additional focus areas, with overviews, literature reviews, and accompanying models for practice.
Date: 2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Rural-Urban Disparities in Cancer
Provides data and maps reflecting cancer incidence and mortality, comparing rural, nonmetro urban, and metro counties. Explores urban and rural disparities regarding cancer type, access to healthcare for rural residents, risk factors for cancer incidence, and preventative care.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Cancer Institute
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PLACES: Local Data for Better Health
Interactive mapping system providing chronic disease related data at the county, place, census tract, and ZIP code level. Covers measures related to health outcomes, prevention, and unhealthy behaviors.
Additional links: Compare Counties, Interactive Map, PLACES Data Portal
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Smoking & Pregnancy in Underserved Populations: Overcoming Obstacles to Cessation Success
Highlights two programs that seek to reduce smoking rates among pregnant women: one focused on rural Alaska, particularly Alaskan Natives, and one focused on low-income women in Florida.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Institute for Children's Healthcare Quality
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Arkansas County and Regional Data
Features an interactive map with downloadable PDFs of state and county data related to mental health and substance abuse in Arkansas. Covers alcohol and tobacco use, drug arrests, marijuana, opiates and methamphetamines admissions, prescription drugs, and depression symptoms.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care
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U.S. Diabetes Surveillance System
Provides access to national, state, and county-level data and trends for diabetes and diabetes-related concerns. Select "indicators" to view additional data options, including burden of diabetes, preventive care, health status and disability, risk factors, and diabetes-related end-stage renal disease. Also includes data on social determinants of health that have the potential to impact diabetes health disparities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Tobacco Control and Prevention Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop tobacco control and prevention programs. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop substance use disorder prevention and treatment programs. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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