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Table 1 The Impact of COVID-19 on Minority Communities

From: COVID-19 double jeopardy: the overwhelming impact of the social determinants of health

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 personsa Black or African American, Non-Hispanic persons Hispanic or Latino persons
Cases 1.6x 0.7x 1.1x 2.0x
Hospitalization 3.5x 1.0x 2.8x 3.0x
Death 2.4x 1.0x 1.9x 2.3x
  1. Table adapted from CDC data as of early November 2021 [7] (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/investigations-discovery/hospitalization-death-by-race-ethnicity.html)
  2. aAsian, Non-Hispanic persons represent a disparate and heterogeneous ethnic minority; the nuances and subtleties among several subgroups of Asian Americans (Indian and Taiwanese at the top of the income ladder vs. Japanese, Korean, Hmong, and Vietnamese in the middle or Nepalese and Burmese at the bottom) escape the raw data from the CDC [8]