ABSTRACT

COVID-19 and Excess Mortality in the United States: A County-Level Analysis   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Background: "Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) excess deaths refer to increases in mortality over what would normally have been expected in the absence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several prior studies have calculated excess deaths in the United States but were limited to the national or state level, precluding an examination of area-level variation in excess mortality and excess deaths not assigned to COVID-19. In this study, we take advantage of county-level variation in COVID-19 mortality to estimate excess deaths associated with the pandemic and examine how the extent of excess mortality not assigned to COVID-19 varies across subsets of counties defined by sociodemographic and health characteristics."

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PLoS Medicine, e1003571
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2021-05-20
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2021 Stokes et al. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/].
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PLOS Medicine: https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/
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application/pdf
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PLOS Medicine (May 2021), v.18 no.5
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