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Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health – Resources

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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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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: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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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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Maternal Characteristics and Infant Outcomes of Women Born in and Outside the United States: United States, 2020
Describes and compares maternal characteristics and infant outcomes for mothers born in the United States or in regions outside the United States. Includes data by urbanicity of U.S. maternal residence, for nonmetropolitan, small or medium metro, large fringe metro, and large central metro areas, by maternal region and country of birth.
Author(s): Anne K. Driscoll, Claudia P. Valenzuela
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Mastering Complex Geographies on data.census.gov
Webinar recording discusses how to use the data.census.gov mapping feature to identify complex geographies. Highlights tips and tricks for identifying and mapping different datasets on rural and tribal areas.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Date: 05/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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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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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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Last Updated: 9/13/2022