Cutting Tobacco’s Rural Roots | Tobacco Use In Rural Communities

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The American Lung Association in this article discusses the issue of tobacco use among rural community residents. The American Lung Association also states that these individuals are more likely to utilize tobacco and highly likely to use smokeless tobacco products. They...

Eight Americas New Perspectives on U.S. | Health Disparities

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Murray, Kulkarni, and Ezzati in their article look at 8 different populations in the United States. The 8 populations they observed were Asians, below-median income whites living in the Northland, Middle America, Poor whites living in Appalachia and the Mississippi Valley, Native...

Community Tobacco Prevention and Control Toolkit Overview

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In this article by the Texas Department of State Health Services they talk about how tobacco is taking a huge toll on its residents and how secondhand smoke has become a huge issue to those individuals who do not smoke. They also talk about how effects of tobacco on health is not...

Disparities in Receipt of Advice to Quit Smoking From Health Care Providers: 2010 National Health Interview Survey

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Daneshh, Paskett, and Ferketich discuss how the prevalence rates of healthcare provider delivered advice and how the characteristics of individuals who receive advice from other health care providers such as physicians and dentists. The data utilized in this study was obtained...

Increasing Lung Cancer Death Rates Among Young Women in Southern and Midwestern States

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In this article by Jemal, Ma, Rosenberg, Siegel and Anderson discuss how lung cancer death rates among young women is increasing in Southern and Midwestern States in the United States. They utilized age-specific lung cancer death rates from 1973-2007 by year of death and birth in...

HEALTH DISPARITIES: STATE LAWS

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In this article by the National Conference of State Legislatures they provide examples of laws implemented since 2005 to deal with various social determinants of health. The examples provided also provide great examples of how laws have been put in place to ensure health...

Eliminating Tobacco-Related Health Disparities | Summary Report

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In this report provided by the National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute they discuss how to eliminate tobacco-related health disparities. In this report background information is provided pertaining to the burden caused by tobacco all across the United States...

State Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Mortality Patterns in the United States

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Naishadham, Lansdrop-Vogelaar, Siegel, Cokkinides, and Jemal look at different U.S. States to determine their colorectal cancer mortality rates starting from the year 1990-2007. The investigators utilized age-standardized colorectal cancer death rates using joinpoint regression....

Lung cancer mortality is elevated in coal-mining areas of Appalachia

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Hendryx, O’Donnell, and Horn in their article look at whether the increased rates of lung cancer mortalities in Appalachia were due only to smoking, poverty, education, and other demographics or if living in heavy coal-mining areas had something to do with contributing to lung...