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Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health.

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 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-year estimates, including poverty rates, educational attainment, health insurance coverage, and more.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Traffic Safety Facts 2018
Presents rural and urban fatal crash data and reports average emergency medical service response times at the state level. Includes rural fatal crash data by roadway function, crash type, speed limit, and vehicle occupants killed.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Chartbook on Healthcare for Veterans
Explores the disparities in access to, and healthcare received by, veterans. Describes disparities between veterans and non-veterans, within the veteran population, and among users of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Includes rural-urban comparisons throughout.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Rural/Urban Differences in Children's Health
Examines differences in child health conditions by rural and urban residency. Explores differences in mental and behavioral health, weight status and physical activity, adverse childhood experiences, and access to healthcare.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Traffic Safety Facts: Preview of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities In 2019
Presents a preview of the motor vehicle related fatalities for 2019. Compares new data with statistics from 2018 by a number of measures, including rural and urban fatalities. Highlights state-by-state breakdowns by person/vehicle type.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Understanding and Using American Community Survey Data: What Users of Data for Rural Areas Need to Know
An overview of what data users need to know about working with American Community Survey (ACS) data for rural areas. Addresses how rural is defined, the use of 5-year estimates, strategies to produce reliable estimates for rural communities, where to access rural ACS estimates, and case studies of rural data use.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Using Data to Understand Your Community
Provides ideas and steps in using data to understand your community's population. Includes a directory of websites for demographic, population, health, and other data for ZIP codes, cities, counties, and states.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2019
Provides estimates of poverty for the official poverty measure and the supplemental poverty measure, which takes into account government programs that support low-income families. Appendix Tables 1 and 2 provide data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
Author(s): Liana Fox
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Income and Poverty in the United States: 2019
Reports on income levels and poverty rates for 2018 and 2019, along with the percent change from 2018 to 2019. Includes statistics for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Based on data from the 2020 and earlier Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements.
Author(s): Jessica Semega, Melissa Kollar, Emily A. Shrider, John F. Creamer
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use And Health: Detailed Tables
Presents data on use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, trends in substance use disorder and mental health, and access to treatment for youth and adults. Features statistics for a variety of demographic and geographic characteristics, including rural versus urban status.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Last Updated: 9/13/2021