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Location of CAHs, June 30, 2013 

Map Categories
Defining "Rural"
Demographics of Rural America
Health Status Indicators
Rural Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities
Critical Access Hospitals
Health Workforce Supply
Services and Programs
North Carolina Maps
Links to Other Map Sites

Defining "Rural"

OMB Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs), November 2009 
OMB Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs), November 2008 
OMB Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs), December 2007 
Rural-Urban Continuum Codes, 2003  
Urban Influence Codes, 2003 
Pickard County Types-Nonmetro Center, Nonmetro Satellite 
Pickard County Types-Nonmetro Rural Commuting, Nonmetro Rural 

Urbanized Areas, 2000  
Urbanized Areas, 2000   (black and white)

Nonmetropolitan Counties- Percent Urban Population, 2004 
Counties With Less Than 10,000 Population, 2007 All Counties    Nonmetropolitan Counties 

Frontier Counties, 2007 

USDA County Type: Persistent Poverty, 2004 
USDA County Types- Persistent Poverty and Farming Dependent, 2004 
USDA County Types- Destination Retirement, 2004 
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Demographics of Rural America

Please see our map book for more demographics.

Percent White Population, 2003  All Counties     Nonmetropolitan Counties 
Percent Black Population, 2003  All Counties    Nonmetropolitan Counties 
Percent Asian Population, 2003  All Counties    Nonmetropolitan Counties 
Percent American Indian or Alaskan Native Population, 2003 All Counties   Nonmetropolitan Counties 
Percent Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Population, 2003 All Counties   Nonmetropolitan Counties 
Percent Hispanic Population, 2003  All Counties    Nonmetropolitan Counties 
Percent Minority Population, 2003  All Counties    Nonmetropolitan Counties 
Total Population, Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2007
Distribution of Nonmetropolitan White Population, 2000 
Distribution of Nonmetropolitan Black Population, 2000 
Distribution of Nonmetropolitan Native American Population, 2000 
Distribution of Nonmetropolitan Hispanic Population, 2000 
Distribution of Nonmetropolitan Asian Population, 2000 
Distribution of Nonmetropolitan Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Population, 2000  

Percent Percent Population Change, 2001-2007  All Counties    Nonmetropolitan Counties 

Percent Poverty, Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2005  

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Health Status Indicators

Infant Mortality Rate, 2002-2004
Low Birth Weight Rate, 2002-2004
Influenza and Pneumonia Mortality Rates, 2002-2004
Cirrhosis and Chronic Liver Disease Mortality Rates, 2002-2004
AIDS/HIV Mortality Rates, 2002-2004
Infectious and Parasitic Disease Mortality Rates, 2002-2004
Motor Vehicle Accident Mortality Rates, 2002-2005
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Rural Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)

Hospitals and Core Based Statistical Areas, 2008 pdf
Nonmetropolitan Hospitals, 2008
Hospitals Providing HIV-AIDS Services, 2005
Certified Trauma Centers, 2005
Medicare SNF Bed-to-Population Ratios, 2006 
Counties with Swing-Bed Hospitals, 2005 
Swing-Bed Hospitals and Counties with No Medicare Certified SNF Beds, 2001 
Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and Hospitals with Swing Beds, 2002  (map book)
Total Nursing Home Bed-to-Population Ratios, 2000 
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Critical Access Hospitals

new! Location of CAHs, June 30, 2013 
Location of CAHs, March 31, 2013 
Location of CAHs, December 31, 2012 
Location of CAHs, September 30, 2012 
Location of CAHs, June 30, 2012 
Location of CAHs, March 31, 2012 
Location of CAHs, March 31, 2011 
Location of CAHs, December 31, 2010 
Location of CAHs, September 30, 2010 
Location of CAHs, June 30, 2010 
Location of CAHs, March 30, 2010 
Location of Frontier CAHs, August 6, 2007 
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Health Workforce Supply

Physicians per 10,000 Population, 2006  All Counties    Nonmetropolitan Counties 
Primary Care Physicians per 10,000 Population, 2006  All Counties    Nonmetropolitan Counties 
Population per Primary Care Physician, 2006 
Physician Assistants per 10,000 Population, 2007   All Counties    Nonmetropolitan Counties 
Population per Physician Assistant, 2007 
Counties with no Physicians, 1999-2001 
Nurse Practitioners per 10,000 Population, 2001   All Counties pdf   Nonmetropolitan Counties pdf
Population per Nurse Practitioner, 2001 pdf
Certified Nurse Midwives per 10,000 Childbearing Pop, 2003 All Counties   Nonmetro Counties 

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Services And Programs

Nonmetropolitan Counties and VA Clinics 
Nonmetropolitan Counties and Vet Centers 

Federally Qualified Health Centers and FQHC Look-Alikes, 2001 (map book)

Rural Health Clinics, 2002 (map book)

Medicaid Discharges as Percentage of Total Hospital Discharges, 2005
            All Counties    Nonmetropolitan Counties 
Medicare Discharges as Percentage of Total Hospital Discharges, 2005
           All Counties    Nonmetropolitan Counties 
Medicare HMO Penetration, 2004    All Counties    Nonmetropolitan Counties 

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North Carolina Maps

Ambulatory Care Sensitive Condition Hospital Admissions, All Persons, 2008 (NC) 
Ambulatory Care Sensitive Condition Hospital Admissions, Persons Under 18 Years Old, 2008 (NC) 
Persistent Health Professional Shortage Areas, 2005 (NC) 
Health Professional Shortage Areas, 2005 (NC) 
Core Based Statistical Areas, 2005 (NC) 
   *Note: 2005 CBSA designations for NC counties are the same in 2009*
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Links to Other Sites
Please direct questions about the following websites to the respective agencies.

North Carolina Health Professions Data System - for NC health professions maps
Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems (CARES) - for interactive maps
Rural Assistance Center - for HPSA maps and other health, demographic and economic indicators
CDC Wonder - chart and map available data (births, deaths, AIDS rates, etc)
US Census Bureau - American Fact Finder, click on "Maps" at left; map the 2000 Census and other variables
USDA Economic Research Service - archived site; can map rural indicators
National Atlas of the United States - pre-made and custom maps on a variety of topics
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Any questions about the Cartographic Archive or reports of broken links should be directed to Indira Hogue Richardson, Project Manager for the NC Rural Health Research Program.