The Burden of Diabetes in Rural America
Diabetes prevalence is approximately 17 percent higher in rural areas than urban areas, with previous studies showing that rural adults were more likely to report a diagnosis of diabetes than urban adults. A primary aim of this project is to compare urban-versus-rural Type 2 diabetes prevalence, morbidity and mortality, and investigate the influence of selected demographics. Included will be a comparison of border versus non-border states, with regard to type 2 diabetes and its complications. The study examines data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project state emergency department and inpatient survey databases (years 2007 – 2014), and CDC-Wonder Mortality Data.
Assessing Diabetes and Factors Associated with Foregoing Medical Care among Persons with Diabetes: Disparities Facing American Indian/Alaska Native, Black, Hispanic, Low Income, and Southern Adults in the U.S. (2011-2015)
Southwest Rural Health Research Center
The purpose of this project was to identify individual- and place-based factors associated with diagnosed diabetes and foregone medical care among those diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes prevalence and foregone medical care were found to be higher for those with lower incomes, for several racial/ethnic groups, and in the South versus other regions.