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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Cancer, by Urban-Rural Status and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2019
Line chart showing urban and rural cancer death rates for men and women from 1999 through 2019.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(37), 1312
Date: 09/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Prevalence of Food Insecurity, 2020
Bar chart showing food insecurity by type of household. Includes data by place of residence for metropolitan and nonmetro areas. Based on December 2020 Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement data.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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COVID-19 Hospital Encounters by Urban-Rural Location of the Hospital by Week From Selected Hospitals
Line chart showing hospitals' percentage of confirmed COVID-19 encounters among all emergency department or inpatient encounters. Includes data from March 2020 through March 2021 for large central and fringe metro areas, and medium and small metro areas, and rural areas.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Prevalence of Very Low Food Security, 2020
Bar chart showing very low food security by type of household. Includes data by place of residence for metropolitan and nonmetro areas. Based on December 2020 Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement data.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Data Show U.S. Poverty Rates in 2019 Higher in Rural Areas than in Urban for Racial/Ethnic Groups
Bar chart comparing rural and urban percentages of residents living in poverty in 2019, broken down by race/ethnicity based on data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, and the 2019 American Community Survey.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged ≥65 Years Who Have a Lot of Difficulty Hearing or Cannot Hear at All Even When Using Hearing Aids, by Urbanization Level — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019
Bar chart showing percentage of adults 65 years of age or older reporting hearing impairment, with breakdowns by large central metro, large fringe metro, medium and small metro, and nonmetropolitan areas.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(33), 1127
Date: 08/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural and Urban COVID-19 Hot Spots
Line chart showing COVID-19 cases per capita over time for selected rural and urban hot spots. Rural hot spots include Western Kansas and Oklahoma, Southern Minnesota, Central Iowa, and Central Mississippi.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years With Fair or Poor Health, by Urbanization Level and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019
Bar chart showing adults reporting fair or poor health in metropolitan compared to nonmetro areas, overall and for ages 18-39, 40-64, and 65 or older.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(30), 1048
Date: 07/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Diagnosed Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, by Urbanization Level and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019
Bar chart comparing diagnosed COPD for metropolitan and nonmetro areas by age group for ages 18-44, 45-64, and 65 or older.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(26), 959
Date: 07/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Change in U.S. Employment from 12 Months Earlier in Metro and Nonmetro areas, January 2019 to April 2021
Line chart showing the change in employment compared to 12 months earlier, for metropolitan and nonmetro areas.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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