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Loss of Hospital-based Obstetric Services in Rural Counties in the United States, 2004-2018
Line chart showing the percent of micropolitan and noncore counties that had hospital-based obstetric care from 2004 through 2018.
Author(s): Katy B Kozhimannil, Julia D Interrante, Mariana S Tuttle
Date: 07/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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As the Rural Veteran Population Declined, the Share That Were Age 65 or Older Increased
Combined bar and line chart showing the number of rural veterans from 1992 through 2018 and the percent of rural veterans age 65 and older.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Farm Households Reported That Working Off the Farm Provided Greater and More Stable Income, Along with Health and Retirement Benefits
Bar chart showing reasons for off-farm jobs, comparing small family farms, midsize family farms, and large-scale family farms. Includes health benefits as one reason for off-farm employment.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Rural America Ends First-Ever Period of Population Loss
Line chart showing metropolitan and nonmetropolitan population change from 1979-2019. Highlights a period of population loss in rural areas followed by a modest population gain.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Food Insecurity Among Children Most Prevalent Among Single-Mother Households and Low-Income Households in 2018
Bar chart showing food insecurity among children by household characteristics, including metropolitan and nonmetro area of residence.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Highest U.S. Poverty Rates Are in the South, with over 20 Percent Poor in Its Rural Areas
Bar chart showing rural and urban poverty rates by region for the Northeast, Midwest, South, and West, based on data from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged 4–17 Years with Serious Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties, by Sex and Urbanization Level — National Health Interview Survey, 2016–2018
Bar chart comparing metropolitan and nonmetro rates of serious emotional and behavioral difficulties among children and adolescents aged 4-17 overall, for boys, and for girls.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(10), 276
Date: 03/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Nonmetro Poverty Rates Remain Higher than Metro
Line chart showing the metropolitan and nonmetro poverty rates, as well as the nonmetro-metro gap, from 1959 through 2018.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Poverty Rates by Region and Metro/Nonmetro Status, 2014-18 Average
Bar chart showing metropolitan and nonmetro poverty rates for the Northeast, Midwest, West, and South.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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QuickStats: Infant Mortality Rates For Metro and Nonmetro Counties, by Race and Hispanic Origin — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2017
Bar chart showing metropolitan and nonmetro infant mortality rates for infants of non-Hispanic White mothers, non-Hispanic Black mothers, and Hispanic mothers.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(3), 95
Date: 01/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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