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Variation in racial/ethnic disparities in COVID-19 mortality by age in the United States: A cross-sectional study

Bassett, M.T., Chen, J.T., Krieger, N.

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Data Collection and Reporting

This study uses COVID-19 death data by racial/ethnic group and age, along with US Census population data to explore variations in mortality risk by calculating age-specific mortality measures. The results found that minority groups such as non-Hispanic Black, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native populations experience more COVID-19 mortality than White patients, but also experience more years of potential life lost due to racial/ethnic disparities.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity

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Alaska Native, American Indian, Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx

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