Colonoscopy Access and Utilization - Rural Disparities in the Carolinas, 2001-2010
Describes the geographic distribution of colonoscopy
providers, the utilization rate for colonoscopies in urban
and rural populations, and the influence of the
availability of colonoscopy providers on patients when
seeking care in their local area for North and South
Carolina using ambulatory surgery discharge data for
colonoscopies from 2001-2010.
Author(s): Jan M. Eberth, Michele Josey, Tushar Trivedi, James Hibbert, Janice C. Probst Date: 07/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center) view details
Disparities in Adolescents' Residence in Neighborhoods Supportive of Physical Activity — United States, 2011–2012
Discusses the connection between adolescents living in neighborhoods that support physical activity (have sidewalks and walking paths, parks, playgrounds, and/or recreation centers) and overall health. Indicates differences in access to neighborhoods supportive of physical activity based on ethnicity and race, income level, parental education level, and rural areas, with recommendations for community-based projects for improvement.
Author(s): Kathleen B. Watson, Carmen D. Harris, Susan A. Carlson, Joan M. Dorn, Janet E. Fulton Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 65(23), 598-601 Date: 06/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
2016 County Health Rankings Key Findings Report
Features state-by-state and rural/urban comparisons on health factors and outcomes throughout the United States, including information on premature death, adult obesity, child poverty, and more. Provides county-level data on residential segregation, drug overdose deaths, and insufficient sleep.
Date: 2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps view details