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Mental Health Disorders Among Delivery Inpatient Stays by Patient Race and Ethnicity, 2020
Reports on the number and rate of delivery stays with a mental health disorder diagnosis by patient race and ethnicity for Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, White, and Hispanic populations. Includes data by location of patient residence for large metropolitan, small metro, and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Audrey J. Weiss, Michael A. Head, Lawrence D. Reid
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Health and Health Care in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
Examines the differences in sociodemographic characteristics, health coverage, access to care, and health outcomes of populations in the U.S.-Mexico border states to guide efforts addressing the needs of border communities. Analysis is based on 2019 county-level data from the American Community Survey (ACS) five-year data tables, Health Resources and Services Administration's Area Health Resource Files (AHRF), Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System (BRFSS), and 2020 data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) WONDER database.
Author(s): Drishti Pillai, Samantha Artiga
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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Interest in Using Over-the-Counter Oral Contraceptive Pills: Findings from the 2022 KFF Women's Health Survey
Presents findings from the national 2022 KFF Women's Health Survey about the preferences of reproductive age females for an over the counter (OTC) contraceptive pill. Offers data demonstrating their preferences and reasons for their preferences, and compares data by race/ethnicity, income, insurance status, and rural and urban location.
Author(s): Michelle Long, Brittni Frederiksen, Usha Ranji, Karen Diep, Alina Salganicoff
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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Many American Indians and Alaska Natives Are Concentrated in High Poverty Rural Areas
Map identifying high poverty nonmetro counties that have a concentration of poverty for a specific racial or ethnic minority group. Identifies counties with concentrated poverty among Black or African American, Hispanic, White non-Hispanic, and American Indian and Alaska Native populations, based on 2015-2019 data.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Health and Health Care for Indigenous People
Fact sheet comparing data on healthcare and population health for American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN), Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI), and White populations based on 2021 American Community Survey, Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System Data, and other national data sources.
Author(s): Drishti Pillai, Samantha Artiga
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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Rural Health Research Recap: Maternal Health Disparities: An Intersection of Race and Rurality
Summarizes recent research from Rural Health Research Centers examining the loss of hospital-based obstetric services and racial/ethnic disparities surrounding maternal and infant health. Features statistics on percent of counties which lost obstetric services from 2014-2018 with breakdowns by 4 levels of population density, annual births at hospitals providing obstetric services from 2010-2018 by rurality, percent of rural counties without obstetric services in 2019, and rates of preterm birth by race/ethnicity and rurality from 2012-2018.
Author(s): Per Ostmo, Jessica Rosencrans
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Evaluating Disparities in Traffic Fatalities by Race, Ethnicity, and Income
Describes disparities in traffic safety among different race-ethnicity groups and income rates, based on fatal police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes from 2014-2018 on public roadways. Explores the effect of risky behaviors on fatalities including alcohol use, restraint use, handheld electronic device use, and speeding. Features statistics including distribution of traffic fatalities by race-ethnicity in 2018, with breakdowns by urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Donna Glassbrenner, Gabrielle Herbert, Leah Reish, Caitlin Webb, Tonja Lindsey
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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The Intersection of Disability Status and Rurality in American Indian/Alaskan Native Communities
Presents statistics on American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) disability prevalence rates in metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore counties using 2015-2019 American Community Survey data. Compares AI/AN and White disability prevalence, including comparisons of counties with greater than 5% AI/AN population with those not meeting that threshold.
Author(s): Genna M. Mashinchi, Emily C. Hicks, Arin J. Leopold, Lillie Greiman, Catherine Ipsen
Citation: Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 3, 875979
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Increased Rates of Death from Unintentional Injury among Non-Hispanic White, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Non-Metropolitan Communities
Examines the rate of fatal and nonfatal injuries in non-metropolitan and metropolitan areas, and the association with race/ethnicity. Uses information from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey public use datafile for 2018. Features statistics including estimated rate of nonfatal unintentional injuries among people seeking treatment at hospitals, deaths from unintentional injuries, and age-adjusted death rates for all causes of unintentional injury from 2014-2018, with breakdowns by metropolitan and non-metropolitan location.
Author(s): Lindsey R. Hammerslag, Jeffery Talbert, Tyrone F. Borders
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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Population Characteristics Release Updates: Explore the Estimates, County Population by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin
Visualization that provides detailed information on each county's age and sex structure and population by race and ethnicity, as well as total county population and median age.
Additional links: A State's Median Age Does Not Tell The Whole Story: New Census Bureau Visualization Shows Broad Variations in Age Structure By State and County
Date: 07/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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