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Invasive Cancer Incidence 2004-2013, and Deaths, 2006-2015, in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Counties, United States

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/ss/ss6614a1.htm?s_cid=ss6614a1_w

Finds that rural areas had lower average annual cancer incidence rates but higher death rates than metropolitan areas.  Also finds that rural areas had higher incidence of and deaths from several cancers related to tobacco use and cancers that can be prevented by screenings.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

International Food Security Assessment, 2017-2027

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84128/gfa-28.pdf?v=42914

Predicts a decrease in the share of food-insecure people in low- and middle-income countries from 17.7% in 2017 to 8.9% in 2027.  Also attempts to predict the food gap, a measure of the depth of food insecurity.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Physician Workforce

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Education-Higher,Health/Medical

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/684946.pdf

In anticipation of serious shortages of primary care physicians in rural areas in the near future, this report looks at graduate medical education (GME), locations and types of training from 2005 to 2015 and federal efforts to expand GME training in rural areas in primary care.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Veterans in Rural America: 2011-2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics,Veterans

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/acs/acs-36.pdf

Estimates that 5 million or 24% of U.S. veterans live in rural areas.  Compares demographic and economic characteristics of veterans in urban and rural areas.  From the Census Bureau

 

Cabinet Exit Memos: Our Record of Progress and the Work Ahead

https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet/exit-memos

A series of memos from members of the Obama cabinet summarizing accomplishments over the past eight years and offering a vision for the country’s future.  Includes a cover letter from the president.   From the White House

 

Defining Rural at the U.S. Census Bureau

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Maps/Geography,Population/Census,Urban Issues

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/acs/acsgeo-1.pdf

Highlights the history of how the concept of “rural” has been defined by the Census Bureau, the current delineations of urban and rural areas, and the relationship that exists between decennial censuses, the American Community Survey, and geography.  From the Census Bureau

 

America’s Diverse Family Farms: 2016 Edition

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/eib164%5Ceib-164.pdf

Describes and classified farms according to annual revenue, major occupation of the operator, and ownership characteristics.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Teen Birth Rates for Urban and Rural Areas in the United States, 2007-2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Urban Issues,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db264.pdf

Though birth rates declined for teens in both rural and urban areas, the teen birth rate was lowest in large urban counties and highest in rural counties.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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