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Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health – Resources

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Rural America at a Glance: 2022 Edition
Provides an overview of social and economic factors affecting rural America, with a focus on economic sectors, the labor force, and job growth. Examines population trends, impact of COVID-19 on workers, and rural versus urban labor data.
Additional links: Webinar
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties
Identifies metro and nonmetro counties with one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19. Data is currently updated bimonthly.
Additional links: Animated Map: Counties with COVID-19 Cases, Progression Over Time
Author(s): Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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An Insurance Profile of Rural America: Chartbook
Provides information on the health insurance status of rural Americans under the age of 65. Describes trends in sources of health insurance coverage, insurance market dynamics in rural communities, and trends in out-of-pocket expenditures. Compares metro and non-metro data on insurance coverage by region and sociodemographic characteristics; the relationship of health status to insurance coverage; affordability; trends in Marketplace and Medicare Advantage coverage offerings at the county level; and more.
Author(s): Timothy McBride, Abigail Barker, Emily Hernandez, et al.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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The Negative Effect of Differential Privacy and Synthetic Data from the U.S. Census Bureau on Rural Health and Communities
Policy brief discussing how changes to U.S. Census Bureau data collection to protect privacy could impact the use of this data to understand population dynamics and health among rural and racial and ethnic minority populations. Offers policy recommendations for the U.S. Census Bureau.
Author(s): Whitney Zahnd
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2016-2020 American Community Survey Chartbook
State- and county-level information on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Features statistics with breakdowns by 5 levels of population density. Includes data explorer options for Appalachian categories such as population and age, education, income and poverty, computer and broadband access, rural Appalachia versus rural America, and employment and commuting.
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 09/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Population Reference Bureau
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Income in the United States: 2021
Reports on income levels for 2020 and 2021, along with the percent change from 2020 to 2021. Includes statistics for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Based on data from the 2021 and 2022 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Poverty in the United States: 2021
Reports on poverty rates for 2020 and 2021, including changes in official poverty and changes in the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) rate. Includes statistics for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Based on data from the 2021 and 2022 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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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: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2020 Data: Rural/Urban Comparison of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities
Reports 2020 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data describing fatal motor vehicle crashes. Provides rural versus urban statistics for fatal motor vehicle crashes by light condition, age group, speeding, alcohol use, seat belt use, and rollover crashes.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Nursing Homes in Rural America: A Chartbook
Explores county-level nursing home availability and evaluates the supply of nursing home beds per 1,000 population aged 65 and older. Identifies nursing home availability for counties with and without hospitals with swing beds, and describes the resident and nursing home characteristics including occupancy levels, payer mix, demographics, and healthcare needs. Features statistics with breakdowns by noncore, micropolitan, and metropolitan counties.
Author(s): Hari Sharma, Lili Xu, Fred Ullrich, Clint MacKinney, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Last Updated: 11/15/2022