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Association Between Income Inequality and County-Level COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in the US

Tan, A.X., Hinman, J.A., Abdel Magid, H.S., Nelson, L.M., Odden, M.C.

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Peer Review Study

Economic Stability
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Outside U.S.

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This study looks at the association between county-level income inequality and COVID-19 cases and deaths from March 2020 to February 2021. This cohort study used county-level longitudinal data for all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and D.C. Results showed that income equality was associated with higher rates of COVID-19 cases and mortality. Targeting communities with higher rates of income inequality must be considered to lessen the burden of inequality.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity

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People Experiencing Poverty

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