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Influence of Social Determinants of Health and County Vaccination Rates on Machine Learning Models to Predict COVID-19 Case Growth in Tennessee

Wylezinski, L. S., Harris, C. R., Heiser, C. N., Gray, J. D., Spurlock, C. F.

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This article analyzes county-level data for vaccination rates and social determinants of health factors for Tennessee between February and May 2021. The machine learning model was able to predict COVID-19 incidence, as well as detect rates of disparities for social determinants such as transportation and access to health care.

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