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Cancer-Related Disparities and Opportunities for Intervention in Northern Plains American Indian Communities
Discusses behavioral trends associated with cancer risk and cancer screening from 1997-2006 among American Indians (AI) in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa. Examines disparities between the AI population and non-Hispanic White population in the Northern Plains and AI populations in other regions. Includes breakdowns by sex, age, education, income level, employment status, rural-urban classification, lifestyle factors, and screening for specific types of cancer.
Author(s): Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Nicole Flom, Liyan Xu, et al.
Citation: Public Health Reports, 126(3)
Date: 05/2011
Type: Document
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Heart Disease Mortality Among Alaska Native People, 1981-2007
Compares mortality rates of Alaska Native people with their U.S. White counterparts, based on data from Alaska death certificates. Includes breakdowns by type of heart disease, sex, age group, and 9-year time periods.
Author(s): Janet M. Johnston, Gretchen Ehrsam Day, Mark A. Veazie, Ellen Provost
Citation: Public Health Reports, 126(1)
Date: 01/2011
Type: Document
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The Effect of Minority Status and Rural Residence on Actions to Control High Blood Pressure in the U.S.
Compares differences in current and recommended strategies to control blood pressure with breakdowns by White urban, White rural, Black urban, and Black rural status. Includes statistics covering sex, age group, education, income level, marital status, employment, health status, insurance, and treatment methods.
Author(s): Charles Ellis, Anouk L. Grubaugh, Leonard E. Egede
Citation: Public Health Reports, 125(6)
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
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Differences in Prescribing Patterns of Psychotropic Medication for Children and Adolescents between Rural and Urban Prescribers
Examines changes in psychotropic drug prescriptions to rural and urban youth over time. Includes data for type of medication, prescriber (psychiatrist, generalist, other), and top prescribed drugs for Caucasians and minorities.
Author(s): Scott J. Adams, Stan Xu, Fran Dong
Date: 10/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
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Trends in Perinatal and Infant Health Disparities Between Rural American Indians and Alaska Natives and Rural Whites
Describes differences over time in perinatal care, birth outcomes, and infant health between rural American Indian and Alaska Native and rural White populations by tracking hospital death rates and characteristics of the parents.
Author(s): Laura-Mae Baldwin, David C. Grossman, Elise Murowchick, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 99(4), 638-646
Date: 04/2009
Type: Document
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National Trends in the Perinatal and Infant Health of Rural American Indians (AIs) and Alaska Natives (ANs): Have the Disparities Between AI/ANs and Whites Narrowed?
Summarizes findings from a study examining trends in prenatal care receipt, low-birthweight rates, neonatal and postneonatal death rates, and cause of death among rural American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) and White populations between 1985 and 1997.
Date: 09/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Trends in Uninsurance Among Rural Minority Children
Looks at trends in health insurance coverage among rural children from 1979-2001, with data for rural and urban White, African American, and Hispanic children.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Amy Martin, Janice C. Probst, Charity G. Moore, Daniel Patterson, Keith Elder
Date: 10/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Disability Burdens among Older Americans Associated with Gender and Race/Ethnicity in Rural and Urban Areas
Examines total life expectancy, disability-free life expectancy, and disabled life expectancy, comparing people in rural and urban areas. Includes information by sex, race (White and African American), and educational attainment. Based on data for a cohort of people who were 65 to 69 years of age in 1982, using data from 1982 through 1999 from the National Long-term Care Survey.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Date: 2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Development of a Research Agenda on the Issues of Access to Care and Reduction of Health Status Disparities of Rural African Americans in South Carolina
Explores disparities in health among rural African American and rural White South Carolina residents, based on data from a range of studies conducted in the 1990s.
Author(s): Michael E. Samuels, Janice C. Probst, Karen Willert, et al.
Date: 01/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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