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Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health – Resources

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Traffic Safety Facts, 2018 Data: Children
Offers national data on traffic crashes involving children 14 and younger. Features statistics from 2009-2018 with breakdowns by age group, restraint use, state, and rural or urban location, among other measures.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Rural-Urban Differences among Older Adults
Chartbook describing characteristics of older adults in rural counties, and differences in demographics, socioeconomic characteristics, healthcare access and use, and health characteristics among urban and rural older adults. Features statistics including veteran status, racial and ethnic composition, percentage of older adults living alone, financial insecurity, health plan enrollment, health conditions, and disability status.
Author(s): Cody Tuttle, Jill Tanem, Megan Lahr, et al.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2018 Data: Rural/Urban Comparison of Traffic Fatalities
Reports 2018 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data describing fatal motor vehicle crashes. Provides rural versus urban statistics for fatal motor vehicle crashes by time of day, speed, alcohol use, seat belt use, and rollover crashes.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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2020 Broadband Deployment Report
Reports on broadband deployment in the U.S., with information specific to broadband access in rural and tribal communities and the U.S. territories. Includes rural broadband deployment data by state and county. See the appendices for detailed state and county data.
Additional links: Appendix, Report
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
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2020 County Health Rankings Key Findings Report
Discusses county-level health disparities by examining health factors and outcomes throughout the U.S. Covers life expectancy, racial and ethnic opportunity gaps, homeownership rates, child poverty, and more. Includes key findings and examples of community efforts to improve health outcomes.
Additional links: 2020 State Health Reports
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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Selecting Rural Data in data.census.gov
Step-by-step guide showing two methods for selecting rural data from the U.S. Census Bureau's data.census.gov tool, which provides access to a wide range of statistics describing the U.S. population. Shows how to easily identify data for use in rural health grant applications, community health needs assessments, and more.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Healthy People 2020 Progress for Leading Causes of Death in Rural and Urban America: A Chartbook
Provides a description of progress toward Health People 2020 benchmarks among racial and ethnic groups, men and women, and residents of the 4 United States census regions. Features statistics including deaths from heart disease, cancer, COPD, unintentional injury, stroke, diabetes, and suicide from 2007-2017, with breakdowns by 6 levels of population density.
Author(s): Timothy H. Callaghan, Alva O. Ferdinand, Marvellous Akinlotan, et al.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Using Data to Define Rural Populations
Offers a step-by-step guide for developing a rural community baseline dataset, and identifies links to helpful resources and existing datasets, with the intent to help State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) focus on the demographics influencing health and the health needs of the rural communities within their state.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2017 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, and Table 14 has metro/nonmetro injury visit data based on hospital location.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Accessing Public Health Data on HIV, HCV, STIs
Manual providing instructions to access web data resources from the New Mexico Department of Health Indicator-Based Information System, the CDC WONDER system, the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention's AtlasPlus mapping tool, and the New Mexico Department of Health's STD Prevention Program database. Specific directions reflect data needs of Native American populations.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center
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