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Health Policy Fact Sheet: Racial and Geographic Disparities In Maternal Morbidity and Mortality
Provides an overview of the racial and geographic healthcare disparities in Ohio related to maternal morbidity and mortality. Discusses the need for access to prenatal care, eliminating toxic stress, and utilizing evidence-based strategies to reduce maternal healthcare disparities. Includes discussions specific to rural communities as well as maternal morbidity data broken down by urban, Appalachian, suburban, and rural.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Association of Race, Ethnicity, and Rurality With Major Leg Amputation or Death Among Medicare Beneficiaries Hospitalized With Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Examines the probability of amputation or death in patients with diabetic foot ulcers using 2013-2014 Medicare claims data for 124,487 patients. Includes demographic breakdowns by sex, Black/African American, White, or Hispanic, rurality, Area Deprivation Index (ADI), patient history of chronic illness, and more.
Author(s): Meghan B. Brennan, W. Ryan Powell, Farah Kaiksow
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(4)
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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U.S. Unemployment Rates for the Prime-Working-Age Population (ages 25 to 54) in Metro and Nonmetro Areas by Race/Ethnicity, 2007–21
Bar chart showing metro and nonmetro unemployment rates in 2007, 2019, 2020, and 2021 for the following populations aged 25-54: White, Black or African American, and Hispanic or Latino.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Association Between Neighborhood Social Deprivation and Stage at Diagnosis among Breast Cancer Patients in South Carolina
Examines breast cancer stage at diagnosis in Black and White patients as related to the social deprivation index (SDI). Utilizes data from the South Carolina Central Cancer Registry (SCCCR) to analyze 52,803 breast cancer patients between 1996 and 2015. Includes demographic breakdowns of patient data by race, marriage status, tumor grade and year of diagnosis, SDI, living in a Healthcare Professional Shortage Area (HPSA), involvement in the Best Chance Network (BCN), and rural versus urban designation.
Author(s): Oluwole Adeyemi Babatunde, Whitney E. Zahnd, Jan M. Eberth, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(22), 11824
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
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QuickStats: Infant Mortality Rates For Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties, by Single Race and Hispanic Origin — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2019
Bar chart showing metropolitan and nonmetropolitan infant mortality rates for infants of non-Hispanic White mothers, non-Hispanic Black mothers, American Indian/Alaska Native non-Hispanic mothers, Asian non-Hispanic mothers, and Hispanic mothers.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(44), 1561
Date: 11/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The United States Is Becoming More Racially Diverse – And so Is Rural America
Analyzes initial data from the 2020 Census on race and ethnicity in rural America. Compares changes in race and ethnicity in rural areas between 2000 through 2020. Offers maps of the top two most prevalent race or ethnicity groups by county in 2020. Includes six other maps showing county-level population data in 2010 and 2020 for the following: White non-Hispanic, Hispanic, Black, Native American, Asian, and multi-race populations.
Author(s): Lance George, Natasha Moodie, Keith Wiley, Elijah Asdourian, Evelyn Immonen
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Structural Racism, Racial Inequities and Urban–Rural Differences in Infant Mortality in the US
Examines linked live birth/infant death data between 2013–2017 from the National Center for Health Statistics to determine overall and race-specific associations between three county-level structural racism indicators, infant mortality, and rural/urban differences.
Author(s): Dovile Vilda, Rachel Hardeman, Lauren Dyer, Katherine P. Theall, Maeve Wallace
Citation: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(8), 788-793
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
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Urban-Rural Differences in Dental Care Use Among Adults Aged 18-64
Reports on dental visits for rural and urban populations in 2019, providing data from the National Health Interview Survey based on gender, race and ethnicity, and income relative to the federal poverty level.
Author(s): Amy E. Cha, Robin A. Cohen
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Poverty Rates by Race/Ethnicity and Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 2019
Bar chart comparing metropolitan and nonmetro poverty levels for White, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic populations.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Illinois County Cancer Statistics Review Incidence, 2014-2018
Uses data from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois State Cancer Registry to provide cancer incidence rates from 2014-2018 for individual counties in Illinois. Includes data and statistics broken down by sex, race, ethnicity, and cancer site.
Author(s): Kyle Garner, Tiefu Shen
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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