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Community predictors of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Massachusetts: Evaluating changes over time using geospatially refined data

Spangler, K.R., Patil, P., Peng, X., Levy, J.I., Lane, K.J.

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Data Collection and Reporting

This study uses individual COVID-19 case and mortality data from Massachusetts combined with home address data to assess whether community-level risk factors can be identified and targeted. Results found higher COVID-19 case incidence rates for Black and Latinx residents, and stronger associations with COVID-19 mortality for those with essential worker status, older adults, and race/ethnicity status.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

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Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx

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