Assessment of Structural Barriers and Racial Group Disparities of COVID-19 Mortality With Spatial Analysis [open pdf - 3MB]
From the Key Points: "'Question'[:] How do the associations between structural factors and COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] mortality help explain the disproportionate outcomes experienced by different racial and ethnic groups? 'Findings'[:] In this cross-sectional study of 3142 counties in 50 US states and the District of Columbia, the associations between different measures of social determinants of health and COVID-19 mortality varied across racial and ethnic groups (Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, and non-Hispanic White populations) and different community types (rural, suburban, and urban areas). 'Meaning'[:] Findings from this study suggest the need for future research that addresses health inequity and guides policies and programs by further exploring the different dimensions and regional patterns of social determinants of health."
2022 Lin Q et al. JAMA Network Open. 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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JAMA Network Open (2022), v.5 no.2