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Racial Disparities in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Mortality are Driven by Unequal Infection Risks

Zelner, J., Trangucci, R., Narahairisetti, R., Cao, A., Malosh, R., Broen, K., Masters, N., Delamater, P.

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Peer Review Study

Data Collection and Analysis
Healthcare Access and Quality
Neighborhood and Built Environment
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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

This study uses individual-level COVID-19 data from Michigan to analyze incidence and mortality rates based on race/ethnicity demographics and other socioeconomic factors. Results found African Americans have the highest confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, but that disparities likely exist due to variations in household, community, and workplace exposure rather than case-fatality rates.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Black or African American

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