2 Works

Changes in Adolescent Birth Rates within Appalachian Subregions and Non-Appalachian Counties in the United States, 2012–2018

Nathan Hale, Kathleen Tatro, Sylvester Olubolu Orimaye, Michael Smith, Michael Meit, Kate E. Beatty & Amal Khoury
Background: Adolescent births are associated with numerous challenges. While adolescent birth rates have declined across the U.S., disparities persist and little is known about the extent to which broader declines are seen within Appalachia. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which adolescent birth rates have declined across the subregions of Appalachia relative to non-Appalachia. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of adolescent birth rates between 2012 and 2018 using...

They Built My Soul

Bethesda OConnell, Ada Sloop, Nicole Intagliata, Melisa Miller & Megan Quinn
Background: Housing is an important social determinant of health and substandard housing is linked to physical, mental, and social health problems. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to qualitatively assess the impacts of repairs to substandard housing in rural East Tennessee through twenty-eight interviews. Methods: Zoom was utilized for recording phone interviews in January– February 2021 and NVivo software was used for thematic analysis in May–July 2021. Results: Themes that emerged included environmental risk...

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  • 2022
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  • East Tennessee State University
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