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Chronic Disease in Rural America – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Chronic Disease in Rural America.

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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Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Benefiting Rural Individuals, Benefiting Rural Population Health
Discusses the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) as a treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Highlights the potential of telehealth to deliver PR in rural areas and features the work of rural PR programs.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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HIV Testing Trends Among Persons with Commercial Insurance or Medicaid — United States, 2014–2019
Examines trends in HIV testing for people with commercial insurance or Medicaid from 2014 through 2019. Includes data by sex, age group, urban-rural residence, and U.S. Census region. Also includes data by race/ethnicity for those covered by Medicaid.
Author(s): Kirk D. Henny, Weiming Zhu, Ya-lin A. Huang, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(25), 905-909
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Still Stealing Rural America's Breath: An Update on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Discusses rural research efforts focused on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with insights from researchers, philanthropists, and healthcare providers. Explores the impact of COVID-19 on COPD. Also covers the importance of pulmonary rehabilitation and new research findings on the impact of this treatment.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Diagnosed Diabetes, by Urbanization Level and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019
Bar chart showing metropolitan and nonmetro rates of diagnosed diabetes by age group for people aged 18-44, 45=64, and 65 and older.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(18), 691
Date: 05/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Use of Selected Recommended Clinical Preventive Services — Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2018
Examines use of 10 recommended clinical preventive services: colon cancer screening, cervical cancer screening, breast cancer screening, HIV testing, pneumococcal vaccination, influenza vaccination, diabetes screening, HPV vaccination, zoster (shingles) vaccination, and tetanus vaccination. Includes data for urban and rural counties, as well as the urban to rural prevalence ratio.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(13), 461-466
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Trends in Heart Failure-Related Cardiovascular Mortality in Rural Versus Urban United States Counties, 2011–2018: A Cross-Sectional Study
Study comparing rates of cardiovascular disease in rural and urban areas at the county level. Analyzes CDC WONDER data on heart failure deaths related to cardiovascular disease between 2011 and 2018, comparing population demographics, socioeconomic characteristics, risk factor prevalence, and physician density. Discusses issues of access to care in rural areas with high rates of heart failure.
Author(s): Jacob B. Pierce, Nilay S. Shah, Lucia C. Petito, et al.
Citation: PLoS One, 16(3), e0246813
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
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Rural HIV Prevalence and Service Availability in the United States: A Chartbook
Examines state- and county-level human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence in 2016 as well as availability of HIV-related prevention, testing, and treatment services in 2019. Includes data breakdowns by rural/urban status.
Author(s): Katherine Ahrens, Amanda Burgess, Louisa Munk, Erika Ziller
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Capacity of Rural Counties to Address an HIV or Hepatitis C Outbreak
Examines data from 20 states potentially at risk of a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) outbreak to determine which services local health departments (LHDs) provide to help identify or address HIV or HCV. Examples of relevant services include HIV testing, substance use services, and infectious disease surveillance, among others. Includes rural/urban differences in LHD services and staff, LHD partnerships and collaboration, and demographic characteristics of at-risk counties.
Author(s): Jennifer Lenardson, Jaclyn Janis, Amanda Burgess, et al.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Racial Residential Segregation and Colorectal Cancer Mortality in the Mississippi Delta Region
Investigates whether rurality influences the relationship between racial segregation and colorectal cancer (CRC) outcomes in the Mississippi Delta Region. Features county-level data on CRC mortality, with information broken down by race and rurality.
Author(s): Aaron Kruse-Diehr, Justin McDaniel, Marquita Lewis-Thames, Aimee James, Musa Yahaya
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 18
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 7/1/2021