Urban-Rural Differences in Coronary Heart Disease Mortality in the United States: 1999-2009
Describes the trends and magnitude of variations in death rates, with statistical breakdowns by age group, sex, race, geographical region, urbanization level, and year. Examines possible contributing factors for the disparities, including physical activity levels, access to health care, socioeconomic status, and education level.
Author(s): Ambar Kulshreshtha, Abhinav Goyal, Kaustubh Dabhadkar, Emir Veledar, Viola Vaccarino Citation: Public Health Reports, 129(1) Date: 01/2014 Type: Document view details
The State of Health Equity Research: Closing Knowledge Gaps to Address Inequities
Reports results of an analysis of health disparities research funded between 2007 and 2011. Finds that certain populations which experience disparities, including rural and Native American populations, are underrepresented in the research. Reports on the health conditions most studied and geographic distribution of studies. Describes a trend to more research on solutions rather than just description of health disparities.
Author(s): AAMC Health Equity Research and Policy Staff Date: 2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: AcademyHealth view details
CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report - United States, 2013
Addresses the differences in mortality and disease risk
factors related to behaviors, access to healthcare, and
social determinants of health in both rural and urban
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 62(3) Date: 11/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Rural-Urban Disparities in Quality of Life among Patients with COPD
Compares the health status of rural and urban patients with
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and identifies
the factors associated with differences in two different
Author(s): Bradford E. Jackson, David B. Coultas, Sumihiro Suzuki, Karan P. Singh, Sejong Bae Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(1), 62-69 Date: 08/2013 Type: Document view details