Appalachia

Census 2020 Response Rates

COVID-19 may have been impartial in that it has affected just about every facet of our lives but its decade-long impact is likely to manifest itself in a larger Census undercount in some areas than in others. In this post I wanted to take a quick look at how our fair state is faring (no pun intended). Let us start with a view from the eagles’ crag – looking at our Census Tracts.

Unemployment in Ohio's Counties

It has been a while since I created a new post and although there have been a few in the pipeline, I cannot find the peace of mind to sit down and work through them to create something worthwhile. To assuage the feeling of falling behind, here is a quick post tracking unemployment rates in our counties. The data are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. library(tidyverse) read_delim("https://www.bls.gov/web/metro/laucntycur14.txt", "|", escape_double = FALSE, col_names = FALSE, trim_ws = TRUE, skip = 6) -> laucnty colnames(laucnty) = c("laus_area_code", "statefips", "countyfips", "areaname", "period", "civ_laborforce", "employed", "unemployed", "urate") The August 2020 data are provisional estimates and should be discounted for good reason.

Medicaid and Appalachian Ohio Health, Socioeconomic Status, and Ecological OMAS Assessment Study

This was a study designed to evaluate health disparities between Appalachian and non-Appalachian Ohioans through the lens of statewide survey data gathered every few years.

The Geographic and Cultural Health Divide in Rural-Metropolitan-Suburban Ohio

This study will combine the 2019 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS) data with 2008 - 2017 OMAS data, both to identify current rural-urban divides in health behaviors, outcomes, and needs of the adult and child populations, and to gauge short-term trends (2008 - 2019).