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Geographic Differences in the Magnitude of Black-White Disparities in Having Obesity
Compares the magnitude of Black-White obesity disparities in rural and urban areas with U.S. regional comparisons, utilizing data from the 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Assesses rural-urban status by county-level Index of Relative Rurality quintile.
Author(s): Steven A. Cohen, Monique J. Brown, Furong Xu, Caitlin C. Nash, Mary L. Greaney
Citation: Obesity Science & Practice, 9(5), 516-528
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
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A Formal Framework For Incorporating Equity Into Health Care Quality Measurement
Describes equity weighting, a measurement used to address population health disparities by examining multiple demographic factors that then interpret healthcare quality for specific population groups. Utilizes 2017 Medicare colorectal cancer screening data to show examples of equity weighting, with demographics broken down by patient race and rurality.
Author(s): Denis Agniel, Irineo Cabreros, Cheryl L. Damberg, Marc N. Elliott, Rhianna Rogers
Citation: Health Affairs, 42(10)
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
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Race, Poverty, and Foster Care Placement in the United States: Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Perspectives
Examines how changes in poverty rate are related to foster care placements for Black and White children. Utilizes longitudinal data from 2000 to 2015 to analyze related socio-ecological factors and includes statistics on poverty, foster care admissions rates, and child population, further broken down according to urbanicity.
Author(s): Fred Wulczyn, Xiaomeng Zhou, Jamie McClanahan, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(16), 6572
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
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Differences in Residential Stability by Rural/Urban Location and Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Policy brief identifying rural/urban differences in regional, socio-demographic, and health characteristics associated with living in the same home for more than 20 years. Features demographics and statistics on length of time living in home and health or disability status of residents, with breakdowns by urban or rural location.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Mariana Tuttle, Alexis Swendener, Megan Lahr, Hawking Yam
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Racial and Rural-Urban Disparities in Maternal Cardiac Disease Care in North Carolina: A Call to Action
Analyzes cardiac-specific severe maternal morbidity of rural and urban, as well as Black and White, populations using data from the 2019 North Carolina State Inpatient Database. Provides statistics on delivery hospitalizations in North Carolina, including births with preexisting maternal cardiac disease, maternal cardiac disease outcomes, and patient characteristics. Discusses disparities in comorbidities, cardiac categories, and health outcomes.
Author(s): Julia M. Moyett, Linda M. Zambrano Guevara, Divya P. Mallampati, et al.
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 84(4), 249-256
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
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Housing Quality by Disability, Race, Ethnicity, and Rural-Urban Location: Findings from the American Community Survey
Policy brief examining the rates of dwellings with incomplete plumbing and incomplete kitchen facilities. Includes statistics with breakdowns by rural-urban location, racial/ethnic identity, and disability status.
Author(s): Alexis Swendener, Madeleine Pick, Megan Lahr, Hawking Yam, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Map the Meal Gap 2023: A Report on County and Congressional District Food Insecurity and County Food Cost in the United States in 2021
Provides information on food insecurity in the United States, focusing on how race and ethnicity impact access to food. Includes county-level U.S. maps that show food insecurity by race and ethnicity as well as impacts for children and the overall U.S. population. Includes discussions about food insecurity in rural counties.
Additional links: Technical Appendix
Author(s): Monica Hake, Emily Engelhard, Adam Dewey
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Feeding America
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Association of Receipt of Opioid Use Disorder-Related Telehealth Services and Medications for Opioid Use Disorder with Fatal Drug Overdoses among Medicare Beneficiaries Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Reports on a study to determine the benefits of expanding opioid use disorder (OUD) related telehealth services and remote prescribing of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) during the COVID-19 pandemic to reduce the number of fatalities due to drug overdose. Examines clinical and sociodemographic characteristics of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with OUD by analyzing data on sex, age, race/ethnicity, county rural and urban status, death rates, disability, mental health diagnosis, chronic conditions, and other substance use disorders (SUDs).
Author(s): Christopher M. Jones, Carla Shoff, Carlos Blanco, et al.
Citation: JAMA Psychiatry, 80(5), 508–514
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
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Illinois County Cancer Statistics Review Incidence, 2016-2020
Uses data from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois State Cancer Registry to provide cancer incidence rates from 2016-2020 for individual counties in Illinois. Includes data and statistics broken down by sex, race, ethnicity, and cancer site.
Author(s): Kyle Garner, Jane Fornoff
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Disparities in Health and Health Care: 5 Key Questions and Answers
Defines health and healthcare disparities and discusses the social and economic inequities that drive them. Provides details on the current status of health disparities in the U.S. including rural, the importance of addressing them, and what the federal government is doing to alleviate health disparities. Identifies related issues to be addressed in the future.
Author(s): Nambi Ndugga, Samantha Artiga
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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