Michael E. Samuels , DrPh
- Access to Care among Rural Minorities: Children
Profiles the characteristics of non-metro children, their health insurance coverage, and their health care visits. Recommends a multi-faceted approach to ensure that non-metro children obtain appropriate levels of health care. Facets including retaining and expanding provision of care to indigent and low-income families, expanding insurance coverage, and addressing rural poverty.
- Access to Care Among Rural Minorities: Children (Appendix - Methods, Data Sources, and Detailed Tables)
Appendix of report on rural minority children and the factors affecting their health insurance coverage and health services use.
- Access to Care Among Rural Minorities: Older Adults
Profiles health status of, and use of physicians by, non-metro older adults. Programmatic recommendations based on the findings: maintain programs that encourage providers to practice in non-metro areas, pay particular attention to the problems of the near-poor African-American elderly, and foster coalitions linking providers with voluntary community-based organizations to increase support services to elderly non-metro populations.
- Access to Care Among Rural Minorities: Older Adults (Appendix - Methods, Data, and Detailed Tables)
Appendix of report on health status and health services use among poor and minority older adults in non-metro areas.
- Access to Care among Rural Minorities: Working Age Adults
Examines the prevalence of health insurance and the use of physician services in rural areas. Findings include that rural minorities are handicapped by poverty and lack of education; low income and low education levels in non-metro areas translate into jobs that do not offer health insurance; and although non-metro adults were less likely to have insurance than metropolitan residents, they were not less likely to see a physician, with some exceptions.
- Development of a Research Agenda on the Issues of Access to Care and Reduction of Health Status Disparities of Rural African Americans in South Carolina
Explores disparities in health among rural African Americans and rural white South Carolina residents. Introductory, descriptive study. Key findings include: Mortality, use of hospital and emergency department services, and outpatient visits among Medicaid recipients.
- Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol, Weight, and Weight Control Activities Among Non Metro Minority Adults
The 1998 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) included a detailed examination of preventive health problems and behaviors. This report uses data from the 1998 NHIS to examine the prevalence of selected problems among rural populations, with an emphasis on rural minorities. ?Rural? was defined, following NHIS guidelines, as living in a non-MSA county.
- Minorities in Rural America: An Overview of Population Characteristics
Presents an overview of demographic and economic statistics pertaining to rural minority populations and addresses the following questions: Where do rural minorities live? How is the rural minority population distributed across ages and sexes? What is the economic structure of rural, minority communities? What health resources are available in rural, minority communities? Findings pertaining to each minority group are presented in separate chapters. Based on the findings, the authors make several recommendations regarding issues ranging from program participation to infrastructure to research.
- Minorities in Rural America: Appendix A Description of Method and Supporting Tables Tables Ordered by Chapter
Appendix of a report that gives an overview of demographic and economic statistics pertaining to rural minority populations.
- Minorities in Rural America: Appendix B Map Supplement
Appendix to report on overview of demographic and economic statistics pertaining to rural minority populations. Maps.
- Minorities in Rural America: Appendix C Economic Patterns in Non-Metro America
Appendix to report on an overview of demographic and economic statistics pertaining to rural minority populations. Focuses on economic status and health services infrastructure.
- Prevalence of Health Related Behavioral Risk Factors Among Non-Metro Minority Adults
Data on tobacco use, seat belt use, and alcohol consumption among rural minority adults. Includes recommendations and detailed data tables.
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