Rural and urban health in the U.S.

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Statista dossier about rural and urban health in the U.S.

This dossier presents key facts and figures about rural and urban, or metropolitan and nonmetropolitan, health in the U.S. It presents the differences between rural and urban areas concerning select health issues including, cancer, drug use, suicide, and health habits and behaviors.

Table of contents

  • 1. Health behavior
    • Rural U.S. adults with poor health-related quality of life 2012-2015, by ethnicity

    • Rural U.S. adults with chronic health conditions from 2012-2015, by ethnicity

    • Rural U.S. adults with select health behaviors from 2012-2015, by ethnicity

    • Prevalence of current nonsmoking U.S. residents as of 2013, by urban-rural status

    • Prevalence of nondrinking among U.S. adults in 2013, by urban-rural status

    • Prevalence of U.S. adults with normal body weight in 2013, by urban-rural status

    • Prevalence of U.S. adults meeting exercise standards in 2013, by urban-rural status

    • Prevalence of U.S. adults that had sufficient sleep as of 2013, by urban-rural status

  • 2. Sexual health and infant mortality
    • Fertility rate in the U.S. from 2007 to 2017, by urbanization level

    • Distribution of births among U.S. women from 2011-2015, by residence

    • Mean age at first birth in the U.S. from 2007 to 2017, by urbanization level

    • Age at first sexual intercourse among U.S. women 2011-2015, by residence

    • Contraception use among U.S. women from 2011-2015, by residence

    • Infant, neonatal and postneonatal mortality rates U.S. 2013-2015, by urbanization

    • Infant mortality rates for leading death causes U.S. 2013-2015, by urbanization

    • Neonatal mortality rates for leading death causes U.S. 2013-2015, by urbanization

    • Postneonatal mortality rates for major death causes U.S. 2013-2015 by urbanization

  • 3. Cancer cases
    • Number of invasive cancer cases per year in rural and urban areas U.S. 2009-2013

    • Rate of invasive cancer cases per year in rural and urban areas U.S. 2009-2013

    • Rate of invasive cancer per year in rural and urban areas U.S. 2009-2013, by gender

    • Rate of invasive cancer per year in rural and urban areas U.S. 2009-2013, by age

    • Rate of invasive cancer per year in rural and urban areas U.S. 2009-2013, by race

    • Rate of invasive cancer per year in rural and urban areas U.S. 2009-2013, by type

  • 4. Cancer deaths
    • Number of cancer deaths per year in rural and urban areas U.S. 2011-2015

    • Rate of cancer deaths per year in rural and urban areas U.S. 2011-2015

    • Rate of cancer deaths per year in rural and urban areas U.S. 2011-2015, by gender

    • Rate of cancer deaths per year in rural and urban areas U.S. 2011-2015, by age

    • Rate of cancer deaths per year in rural and urban areas U.S. 2011-2015, by race

    • Rate of cancer death per year in rural and urban areas U.S. 2011-2015, by type

  • 5. Drug use
    • U.S. resident self-reported drug use 2003-2014, by metropolitan size

    • U.S. resident self-reported drug use 2012-2014, by gender and metropolitan size

    • U.S. resident self-reported drug use 2012-2014, by age and metropolitan size

  • 6. Drug overdose death
    • U.S. drug overdose deaths from 1999-2015, by urbanicity

    • U.S. drug overdose death rate from 1999-2015, by urbanicity

    • U.S. drug overdose death rate in 2015, by urbanicity and gender

    • U.S. drug overdose death rate in 2015, by urbanicity and age

    • U.S. drug overdose death rate in 2015, by urbanicity and ethnicity

  • 7. Suicide
    • Number of U.S. suicide deaths 2001-2015, by urbanization level

    • Rate of U.S. suicide deaths 2001-2015, by urbanization level

    • Rate of U.S. suicide deaths 2001-2015, by gender and urbanization level

    • Rate of U.S. suicide deaths 2001-2015, by age and urbanization level

    • Rate of U.S. suicide deaths 2001-2015, by ethnicity and urbanization level

    • Rate of U.S. suicide deaths 2001-2015, by method and urbanization level

  • 8. Miscellaneous
    • COPD prevalence in the U.S. 2015, by urban-rural status

    • COPD death rate in the U.S. 2015, by urban-rural status

    • Percentage of U.S. population without health insurance 1994-2016 by location

    • Share of patients to the Veterans Health Administration 2013, by community type

    • Total rural health funding by the National Institutes for Health 2014-2019

    • Importance of increasing federal funding for rural health research U.S. 2018

    • Estimated annual cost savings through telehealth in rural U.S. regions 2017

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