Area Deprivation is Higher Among Rural Counties - But Not All Rural Counties are Deprived

Date
08/2015
Description

This brief is the first of two in a series that provides policy makers and interested parties with information on the role of residence and community deprivation on potentially avoidable hospitalizations among children. This brief describes the development of the area deprivation index, examines area deprivation across all U.S. counties, and describes findings when applied to rates of potentially avoidable hospitalizations among a nine-state sample of children.

Center
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Authors
Nathan Hale, Janice Probst, Ashley Robertson