Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Health Disparities.
Do Rural and Urban Women Experience Differing Rates of Maternal Rehospitalizations?
Compares rural and urban differences in maternal hospital readmission rates for women who delivered with minor assistance and for women who delivered by cesarean section, using data from the 2011 California Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project.
Author(s): Wei-Chen Lee, Charles Phillips, Robert Ohsfeldt Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 15(3), 3335 Date: 08/2015 Type: Document view details
Area Deprivation Is Higher among Rural Counties — but Not All Rural Counties Are Deprived
Examines the role of residence and community deprivation on potentially avoidable hospitalizations among children. Introduces the Area Deprivation Index, applies the index to counties across the United States, and analyzes rates of potentially avoidable hospitalizations by urban and rural locations across 9 states. (Part 1 of a 2-part series.)
Author(s): Nathan Hale, Janice C. Probst, Ashley Robertson Date: 08/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center) view details
Unequal Lives: The State of Black Women and Families in the Rural South
Analyzes the health and well-being of low-income Black women in nine rural counties across Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Identifies barriers to success and economic security, including poverty, low educational attainment, and inadequate access to public infrastructure, healthcare, and more. Includes statistics and demographics for each of the states and counties included in the study.
Date: 07/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative view details
Rural Healthy People 2020: New Decade, Same Challenges
Uses results from a nationally representative survey to
identify rural health priorities from Healthy People 2020's
national priorities. Top rural health priorities include
access to quality healthcare, nutrition and weight status,
diabetes, and others.
Author(s): Jane Bolin, Gail Bellamy, Alva Ferdinand, et al. Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 31(3), 326-333 Date: 05/2015 Type: Document view details
Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Treatment Delay Within Appalachia – The Role of For-Profit Hospitals
Discusses the timeliness of colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment in rural hospitals of the Appalachian regions of Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Study uses data from the 2006-2008 Central Cancer Registry (CCR) as well as Medicare claims to identify delays between diagnosis and treatment in healthcare facilities with various funding models.
Author(s): Eric E. Seiber, Fabian Camacho, Muhammad Fazal Zeeshan, et al. Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 31(4), 382-391 Date: 05/2015 Type: Document view details
Child Health USA 2014
Collection of data on the physical, mental, and emotional
health of the Nation's children. Addresses poverty,
education, child care, and health service utilization and
financing. Includes selected data by rural and urban
Date: 03/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau view details