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 information about rural and urban, or metropolitan and nonmetropolitan, health in the U.S. It presents some specific differences between rural and urban areas concerning health care utilization and health insurance, death rates for select causes, and lung cancer rates.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Fertility rate in the U.S. from 2007 to 2017, by urbanization level

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

    • Share of rural and urban U.S. adults who met physical activity guidelines 2008-2017

    • COPD among U.S. adults as of 2017, by smoking status and urban-rural status

    • U.S. children with a developmental disability 2015-2018, by condition and urbanicity

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

    • Total rural health funding by the National Institutes for Health 2014-2020

  • 2. Health care and insurance
    • Percentage of U.S. population without health insurance 1994-2017 by location

    • Persons in the U.S. with private health insurance coverage 1984-2017 by location

    • Percentage of U.S. adults with a usual place for medical care in 2017, by MSA status

    • U.S. adults who had contact with a healthcare professional in 2017, by MSA status

    • Percentage of adults with an unmet medical need due to cost U.S. 2017, by MSA status

    • Percentage of adults who could not afford a prescription U.S. 2017, by MSA status

    • Service use of U.S. children with a developmental disability 2015-2018, by urbanicity

    • Persons with a dental visit in the past year 1997-2017, by location

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

  • 3. Emergency room visits
    • Percentage of adults with at least one emergency room visit U.S. 2017, by MSA status

    • Number of rural and urban emergency department visits in the U.S. in 2005 and 2016

    • Rate of rural and urban emergency department visits in the U.S. in 2005 and 2016

    • Rate of rural emergency department visits in the U.S. in 2008 and 2016, by insurance

  • 4. Death
    • Death rates for motor vehicle injuries in the U.S. in 2014 and 2017, by urbanization

    • U.S. drug overdose deaths from 1999-2017, by urbanicity

    • U.S. drug overdose death rate from 1999-2017, by urbanicity

    • Death rates for unintentional falls in the U.S. in 2014 and 2017, by urbanization

  • 5. Focus: Lung cancer
    • U.S. metropolitan and nonmetropolitan lung cancer cases in 2016, by gender

    • U.S. metropolitan and nonmetropolitan lung cancer cases in males in 2007 and 2016

    • U.S. metropolitan and nonmetropolitan lung cancer cases in females in 2007 and 2016

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