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Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health – Resources

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How Internal Wealth Influences Communities' Prospects Post-Covid
Examines county-level asset income of 15 community types in the U.S. as defined by the American Communities Project. Discusses issues such as unemployment, income inequality, child poverty, housing, and residential segregation in relation to COVID-19 impacts. Includes a tool to search asset income by county.
Author(s): Dante Chinni, Ari Pinkus
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Communities Project
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Post-Acute and Long-term Care Providers and Services Users in the United States, 2017–2018
Describes the supply, organizational characteristics, staffing, and services offered by post-acute and long-term care providers. Provides descriptions of service users, including residents of nursing homes and residential care communities, patients receiving home health or hospice care, and people who attend adult day services centers. Features statistics including distribution of post-acute and long-term care providers in 2017-2018, with breakdowns by metropolitan, micropolitan, or other areas.
Author(s): Manisha Sengupta, Jessica Penn Lendon, Christine Caffrey, Amanuel Melekin, Priyanka Singh
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Data in the United States
Series of data files with cumulative counts of coronavirus cases by state and county, over time. Based on data from state and local governments and health departments collected by the New York Times. Publicly available for noncommercial public use, with attribution. Requires technical and data expertise.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: New York Times
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2022 County Health Rankings National Findings Report
Analyzes county-level health disparities by examining health factors and outcomes throughout the U.S. Covers living wages, gender pay gap, childcare costs, school funding, and more. Discusses impacts of COVID-19, key findings, and calls to action to improve community health outcomes.
Additional links: State Reports
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2019 Emergency Department Summary Tables
Provides data on ambulatory care emergency department (ED) hospital visits. Table 1 provides metropolitan/nonmetropolitan ED visit data based on hospital location. Table 2 includes metro/nonmetro ED visit data by location of patient residence. Table 14 has metro/nonmetro injury visit data based on hospital location.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Over Two-Thirds of the Nation's Counties Had Natural Decrease in 2021
Presents county-level population changes from 2020-2021 based on U.S. Census Bureau, Vintage 2021 Population Estimates data. Reports on micropolitan and metropolitan areas and discusses impact of aging populations and COVID-19 on counties. Includes a U.S. map depicting percent population change by county.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Environmental Data and Methods from the Accumulating Data to Optimally Predict Obesity Treatment (Adopt) Core Measures Environmental Working Group
Describes available datasets on walkability, neighborhood deprivation, urbanicity, personal safety, and food environment in relationship to weight loss interventions. Utilizes both rural-urban commuting areas (RUCA) codes and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) urban/rural locale definitions to disaggregate the data.
Additional links: Data Files
Author(s): Beth A. Slotman, David G. Stinchcomb, Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley, et al.
Citation: Data in Brief, 41
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
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What Can You Learn About Counties from the American Community Survey?
Interactive mapping system that highlights and provides access to county-level data on key topics from the 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-year estimates, including poverty rates, educational attainment, health insurance coverage, and more.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Population Denominator Data Sources and Data for Use with HCUP Databases (Updated with 2020 Population Data)
Identifies sources of population data that can be used with Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) databases to calculate rates of hospital care events per population. Includes rural-urban population data sources. Appendix A, Tables A.6 and A.7 provide U.S. population figures from 2000 through 2020 for a 4-category urban-rural definition and a 6-category urban-rural definition.
Additional links: Appendix
Author(s): Marguerite Barrett, Rosanna M. Coffey, Katharine Levit
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Rural America at a Glance: 2021 Edition
Provides an overview of social and economic factors affecting rural America, with a focus on the the resiliency and recovery of rural communities following the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes data on population and employment changes, infection rates, and broadband internet access and adoption, as well as persistent poverty.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Last Updated: 5/17/2022