Race and Hispanic-Origin Disparities in Underlying Medical Conditions Associated with Severe COVID-19 Illness: U.S. Adults, 2015-2018 [open pdf - 267KB]
From the Abstract: "This report calculates the prevalence of selected conditions by race and Hispanic origin among U.S. adults (aged 20 and over) during 2015-2018. [...] Interview, physical examination, and laboratory data were used from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Conditions included asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and heart disease based on self-report; and obesity, severe obesity, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, smoking, and hypertension based on physical measurements. Estimates accounted for survey design. [...] Non-Hispanic black and Hispanic adults had a disproportionate burden of some conditions, including obesity and diabetes. Understanding populations at highest risk for severe coronavirus disease 2019-related illness could help inform prevention strategies."
National Health Statistics Reports Number 154
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/