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Disparities in SARS-CoV-2 Positivity Rates: Associations with Race and Ethnicity

Kaufman, H.W., Niles, J.K., Nash, D.B.

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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 research links test results from a national laboratory database to the residential ZIP code from U.S. Census data, comparing positive rates of COVID-19 by race and ethnicity. The results show a correlation between ZIP codes with the highest proportion of Black and Hispanic populations and the highest rates of COVID-19.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity

Priority Population(s)

Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx

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