Minority health

Research Products

Listed by publication date. You can also view these publications alphabetically.

2019

  • Dying Too Soon: County-level Disparities in Premature Death by Rurality, Race, and Ethnicity
    Policy Brief
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 03/2019
    In this brief, we examined county-level differences in premature death (years of potential life lost before age 75 per 100,000 people) by county-level racial and ethnic composition, across rural and urban counties. We also calculated whether there were rural-urban disparities in mortality within counties with similar racial and ethnic compositions.

2017

  • Diabetes Mortality in Rural America: 1999-2015
    Policy Brief
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 08/2017
    This brief is the second in a series prepared by the Southwest Rural Health Research Center on the topic of diabetes. The primary aim of this study was to understand the scope of diabetes-related mortality in urban and rural America. We analyzed mortality caused by diabetes over a 16-year period and explored the roles played by rurality and race.
  • Differences in Medicare Service Use in the Last Six Months of Life among Rural and Urban Dual – Eligible Beneficiaries
    Report
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 08/2017
    In this brief, we compare rural and urban dual-eligible beneficiaries to Medicare-only beneficiaries in their service utilization in the last six months of life. Within rural beneficiaries, we further explore differences associated with race/ethnicity.
  • Rural-Urban Differences in Medicare Service Use in the Last Six Months of Life
    Report
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 08/2017
    This brief focuses on the current status of healthcare use during the last six months of life among Medicare beneficiaries. We used data from a sample of Medicare beneficiary claims to assess whether service utilization differed between rural and urban decedents and across decedents of different race/ethnicity categories.
  • Transitions in Care Among Rural Residents with Congestive Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction, and Pneumonia
    Report
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 08/2017
    Rural and urban hospitals vary with regard to the levels of care they are able to provide, requiring that a subset of patients be transferred from the first point of encounter to a second facility. The degree to which inter-hospital transfers occur, and the outcomes for transfer patients, have not been studied across rural and urban institutions.

2016

  • Vulnerable Rural Counties: The Changing Landscape, 2000-2010
    Policy Brief
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 07/2016
    This brief illustrates the distribution of rural vulnerable populations and the challenges they face. Understanding the demography of rural America is vital to understanding what programs, interventions and policy initiatives are needed to improve healthcare access, delivery and outcomes.

2014

  • Rural Border Health Chartbook II
    Chartbook
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 10/2014
    This chartbook presents an analysis of border counties, urban and rural, by comparing them to other counties within the four border states and to rural and urban counties in the rest of the county. It details county-level rates and statistics for socio-demographic factors, the physical environment, access to care, and health outcomes.

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2005

  • Prevalence of Chronic Disease Among American Indian and Alaska Native Elders
    Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 10/2005
    This report examines chronic disease prevalence and functional limitations among American Indian/Alaska Natives by rurality, gender, age, healthcare access, and health behaviors. It includes policy recommendations.
  • Suicide in North Dakota: A Dialogue Across State and Tribal Boundaries
    Policy Brief
    Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 10/2005
    This brief looks at three broad areas in addressing suicide: 1) an understanding of factors associated with suicide; 2) information about specific trends, such as race, gender, location, and costs; and 3) an awareness of suicide prevention strategies that address these factors through public policy and community action.
  • Trends in Uninsurance among Rural Minority Children
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 10/2005
    Using 21 years of data from the National Health Interview Survey to explore trends in health insurance and health services utilization for children between 1980 and 2001, the authors found that rural children have been consistently less likely to have insurance than urban children, and minority status adds to the disparity.
  • Disability Burdens Among Older Americans Associated with Gender and Race/Ethnicity in Rural and Urban Areas
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 09/2005
    No prior research has investigated differences in disability-free and disabled life expectancy associated with rural or urban residence. This report addresses this gap and identifies differences in healthy life expectancy that may signal important policy needs.
  • Trends in Uninsurance Among Rural Minority Children
    Fact Sheet
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 2005
    This fact sheet describes childhood disparities found in health insurance, healthcare utilization, and factors related to acquiring health insurance.

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