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COVID-19 Among American Indian and Alaska Native Persons – 23 States, January 31-July 3, 2020

Hatcher, S.M., Agnew-Brune, C., Anderson, M., Zambrano, L.D., Rose, C.E.

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Data Collection and Analysis
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

This article seeks to assess COVID-19 case and mortality rates in non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) through an analysis of laboratory-reported COVID-19 data from January 22-July 3, 2020, for 23 U.S. states. The results show that AI/AN individuals are 3.5 times more likely to contract COVID-19 than White individuals, and more accurate race/ethnicity data must be reported by all states to more accurately represent this population.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity

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Alaska Native, American Indian

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