Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death By Race/Ethnicity
|Rate ratios compared to White, Non-Hispanic persons||American Indian or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic persons||Asian, Non-Hispanic persons||Black or African American, Non-Hispanic persons||Hispanic or Latino persons|
Race and ethnicity are risk markers for other underlying conditions that affect health including socioeconomic status, access to health care, and exposure to the virus related to occupation, e.g., frontline, essential, and critical infrastructure workers.
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1 Data source: Data reported by state and territorial jurisdictions (accessed 02/01/2021). Numbers are ratios of age-adjusted rates standardized to the 2019 US intercensal population. Calculations use only the 51% of case reports that have race and ethnicity data available; this can result in inaccurate estimates of the relative risk among groups.
2 Data source: COVID-NET (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covid-net/purpose-methods.html, accessed March 1, 2020, through January 30, 2021). Numbers are ratios of age-adjusted rates standardized to the 2019 US standard COVID-NET catchment population.
3 Data source: NCHS provisional death counts (https://data.cdc.gov/NCHS/Deaths-involving-coronavirus-disease-2019-COVID-19/ks3g-spdg, data through January 30, 2021). Numbers are ratios of age-adjusted rates standardized to the 2019 US intercensal population estimate.