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Beyond the 405 and the 5: Geographic Variations and Factors Associated With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Positivity Rates in Los Angeles County

Vijayan, T., Shin, M., Adamson, P.C., Harris, C., Seeman, T., Norris, K.C., Goodman-Meza, D.

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Peer Review Study

Data Collection and Analysis
Healthcare Access and Quality
Neighborhood and Built Environment
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

This study highlights the geographic differences in COVID-19 positivity rates within Los Angeles county, taking into consideration other socio-structural determinants that impact these rates. The data — testing data from the LAC Department of Public Health and American Community Survey data — was analyzed and mapped to include testing rates, race/ethnicity, poverty, insurance status, education, and population/household density. Results found higher COVID-19 positivity rates in communities with higher proportions of Latinx residents, those living below the federal poverty line, and those with high household densities.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx, People Experiencing Poverty

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