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Resources by Topic: Women

Geocoding Precision of Birth Records From 2008 to 2017 in Kentucky, USA
Examines geocoding precision of birth records in Kentucky from 2008 to 2017 according to metro, non-metro, and rural location. Includes demographic information about mother and father and related discussions about rural, racial, and ethnic health disparities regarding environmental exposures during pregnancy.
Author(s): Courtney J. Walker, Steven R. Browning, Jeffrey E. Levy, W. Jay Christian
Citation: Geospatial Health, 17
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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The Never-Ending Maze: Continued Failure to Protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA
Report examining criminal justice, healthcare, and support service issues related to disparities in sexual violence for American Indian and Alaska Native women. Covers challenges due to jurisdictional limitations, challenges and opportunities in tribal policing, the need for training and access to rape kits at Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities, and culturally competent support for survivors of sexual violence.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Amnesty International
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Geographic Differences in Sex-Specific Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Mortality Rate Trends Among Adults Aged ≥25 Years — United States, 1999–2019
Examines trends in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mortality for men and for women age 25 and older, with data by urban-rural location for large central metropolitan, large fringe metro, medium metro, small metro, micropolitan, and noncore areas.
Author(s): Susan A. Carlson, Anne G. Wheaton, Kathleen B. Watson, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(18), 613-618
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Work-Life Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic among Latina Farmworkers in a Rural California Region
Study examining work-related stress among Latina farmworkers in the U.S.-Mexico region of California. Discusses issues related to work environment, work-home demands, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of Latina farmworkers based on surveys of 77 individuals.
Author(s): Annie J. Keeney, Amy Quandt, Daniela Flores, Luis Flores, Jr.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(8), 4928
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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Access to Maternity and Obstetric Care in Rural Pennsylvania
Examines access to maternity care in rural Pennsylvania, using federal- and state-level data to determine the distribution of birthing facilities and birth attendants. Includes a workforce analysis to forecast the supply of and demand for care providers and to identify gaps where supply will not meet demand. Provides a survey of stakeholders and key informants, to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, and solutions to improving access to maternity care.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Sharon Bernecki DeJoy, David J. Doorn
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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2022 County Health Rankings National Findings Report
Analyzes county-level health disparities by examining health factors and outcomes throughout the U.S. Covers living wages, gender pay gap, childcare costs, school funding, and more. Discusses impacts of COVID-19, key findings, and calls to action to improve community health outcomes.
Additional links: State Reports
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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Precious Moments: Tribal Home Visiting Programs Support Families During Pregnancy and Postpartum
Provides an overview of how 7 Tribal Home Visiting grantees provide support to American Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN) families during pregnancy and postpartum. Focuses on providing culturally competent care related to AIAN traditions, addressing historical and personal trauma in caregiving, improving maternal health outcomes, and providing education on breastfeeding, postpartum depression, healthy diet, and more.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, Tribal Home Visiting
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QuickStats: Rate of Deaths Attributed to Unintentional Injury from Fire or Flames, by Sex and Urban-Rural Status — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2020
Bar chart showing the rate of deaths due to unintentional injury from fire or flames by sex for rural and urban areas.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(14), 529
Date: 04/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Disparity of Ovarian Cancer Survival Between Urban and Rural Settings
Explores disparities in survival rates of 111,627 epithelial ovarian cancer patients in rural, urban, and metropolitan areas of the United States, based on data from the 2004-2016 National Cancer Database (NCDB). Includes demographic information of patients such as age, race, distance to nearest hospital, and more, as well as tables showing survival rates based on geographic locations.
Author(s): Keely Krolikowski Ulmer, Breanna Greteman, Nicholas Cardillo, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 32(4), 540-546
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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A Critical Review on the Complex Interplay between Social Determinants of Health and Maternal and Infant Mortality
Reports on a critical review of maternal and infant mortality literature to observe how social determinants of health relate to health disparities for mothers and babies of racial/ethnic minorities, less privileged socioeconomic statuses, and rural geographies. Includes discussion about rural versus urban differences in maternal and infant mortality.
Author(s): Rada K. Dagher, Deborah E. Linares
Citation: Children, 9(3), 394
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
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