Print Get Citation Citation Disclaimer: These citations have been automatically generated based on the information we have and it may not be 100% accurate. Please consult the latest official manual style if you have any questions regarding the format accuracy. AMA Citation Lennon J, Chan A. Lennon J, & Chan A Lennon, Jack, and Alex Chan. Significant mortality rate variation associated with race in the United States. 2 Minute Medicine, 27 October 2020. McGraw-Hill, 2020. AccessMedicine. https://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=554655§ionid=251394723APA Citation Lennon J, Chan A. Lennon J, & Chan A Lennon, Jack, and Alex Chan. (2020). Significant mortality rate variation associated with race in the united states. (2020). 2 minute medicine. McGraw-Hill. https://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=554655§ionid=251394723.MLA Citation Lennon J, Chan A. Lennon J, & Chan A Lennon, Jack, and Alex Chan. "Significant mortality rate variation associated with race in the United States." 2 Minute Medicine McGraw-Hill, 2020, https://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=554655§ionid=251394723. Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager Mendeley © Copyright Clip Full Chapter Figures Only Tables Only Videos Only Supplementary Content Significant mortality rate variation associated with race in the United States by Jack Lennon, Alex Chan Listen +Originally published by 2 Minute Medicine® (view original article). Reused on AccessMedicine with permission. +1. Age-specific mortality rates varied significantly by race in the context of COVID-19 infection. +2. Higher mortality rates were observed for Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, and Asians, relative to Whites. +Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) +The United States has faced the omnipresent reality of racial health disparities, with COVID-19 opening the door to bring these issues to the forefront. Non-Hispanic White individuals are being impacted at a significantly reduced rate compared to underrepresented minorities. This cross-sectional study drew data from the US Census between February 1, 2020 and July 22, 2020 to investigate age-specific variations in COVID-19 mortality rates stratified by racial group. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 by race were 68,377 for Whites, 29,476 for Blacks, 23,256 for Hispanics, 1,143 for American Indians/Alaskan Natives, and 6,468 for Asians/Pacific Islanders. Relative to White individuals, the age-standardized rate ratios were calculated for Blacks (RR = 3.6, 95% CI 3.5 to 3.8, p<.001), Hispanics (RR = 2.8, 95% CI 2.7 to 3.0, p<.001), American Indians/Alaskan Natives (RR = 2.2, 95% CI 1.8 to 2.6, p<.001), and Asians/Pacific Islanders (RR = 1.6, 95% CI 1.4 to 1.7, p<.001). For persons between the ages of 35 and 44 years, rate ratios relative to Whites were quite high, with Blacks being 9.0 (95% CI 7.9 to 10.0, p<.001) and Hispanics being 7.0 (95% CI 5.8 to 8.7, p<.001). American Indians/Alaskan Natives demonstrated similarly high rate ratios through 74 years of age. Age-standardized rates alone would not result in these findings. However, this study suggests that there is substantial variation by race in age-specific mortality rates amidst COVID-19. Further research should exercise caution in the use of age standardization when working within age strata. +Click to read the study in PLOS Medicine +©2020 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. All rights reserved. No works may be reproduced without expressed written consent from 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. Inquire about licensing here. No article should be construed as medical advice and is not intended as such by the authors or by 2 Minute Medicine, Inc.