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Community-Level Factors Associated With Racial and Ethnic Disparities In COVID-19 Rates In Massachusetts

Figueroa, J.F., Wadhera, R.K., Lee, D., Yer, R.W., Sommers, B.D.

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Data Collection and Analysis
Economic Stability
Education Access and Quality
Healthcare Access and Quality
Neighborhood and Built Environment
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

This article conducted a cross-sectional study of 351 Massachusetts cities and towns from January 1-May 6, 2020, to understand what demographic, economic, and occupational factors are affecting COVID-19 incidence rates. Results found that non-Latino Black and Latino populations are at most risk of contracting COVID-19. Addressing factors like healthcare access for foreign-born non-citizens, crowded housing, and the protection of food service workers may help mitigate spread among minority populations.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx, Non U.S. Born Persons, People Living in Congregate Housing

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Geographic Area of Implementation

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