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Social Vulnerability Is Associated with Risk of COVID-19 Related Mortality in U.S. Counties with Confirmed Cases.
J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2021; 32(1):245-257.JH

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To determine the association between the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) with the risk of COVID-19-related mortality.

METHODS

We merged by county CDC's SVI and the New York Times data on coronavirus cases. We estimated the association between the SVI and risk of death from COVID-19 per 100,000 people in counties with confirmed cases (n=2,755 U.S. counties) using multivariable Poisson regression.

RESULTS

The adjusted risk of COVID-19-related death followed a non-linear pattern, with the lowest risk among SVIs from 0.05 to 0.55 (roughly 3.1 to 3.5/100,000 people) and highest risk corresponding to SVI=0.95 (6.5/100,000). Compared with a SVI=0.35, SVIs of 0.85 and 0.95 were associated with 2.3 (2.1, 2.5) and 3.4 (3.1, 3.7) excess deaths per 100,000, respectively.

CONCLUSIONS

High social vulnerability is associated with increased risk of COVID-19-related mortality among U.S. counties with confirmed cases.

Authors

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

33678695

Citation

Freese, Kyle E., et al. "Social Vulnerability Is Associated With Risk of COVID-19 Related Mortality in U.S. Counties With Confirmed Cases." Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, vol. 32, no. 1, 2021, pp. 245-257.
Freese KE, Vega A, Lawrence JJ, et al. Social Vulnerability Is Associated with Risk of COVID-19 Related Mortality in U.S. Counties with Confirmed Cases. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2021;32(1):245-257.
Freese, K. E., Vega, A., Lawrence, J. J., & Documet, P. I. (2021). Social Vulnerability Is Associated with Risk of COVID-19 Related Mortality in U.S. Counties with Confirmed Cases. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 32(1), 245-257. https://doi.org/10.1353/hpu.2021.0022
Freese KE, et al. Social Vulnerability Is Associated With Risk of COVID-19 Related Mortality in U.S. Counties With Confirmed Cases. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2021;32(1):245-257. PubMed PMID: 33678695.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Social Vulnerability Is Associated with Risk of COVID-19 Related Mortality in U.S. Counties with Confirmed Cases. AU - Freese,Kyle E, AU - Vega,Antonio, AU - Lawrence,J Joseph, AU - Documet,Patricia I, PY - 2021/3/8/entrez PY - 2021/3/9/pubmed PY - 2021/3/17/medline SP - 245 EP - 257 JF - Journal of health care for the poor and underserved JO - J Health Care Poor Underserved VL - 32 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) with the risk of COVID-19-related mortality. METHODS: We merged by county CDC's SVI and the New York Times data on coronavirus cases. We estimated the association between the SVI and risk of death from COVID-19 per 100,000 people in counties with confirmed cases (n=2,755 U.S. counties) using multivariable Poisson regression. RESULTS: The adjusted risk of COVID-19-related death followed a non-linear pattern, with the lowest risk among SVIs from 0.05 to 0.55 (roughly 3.1 to 3.5/100,000 people) and highest risk corresponding to SVI=0.95 (6.5/100,000). Compared with a SVI=0.35, SVIs of 0.85 and 0.95 were associated with 2.3 (2.1, 2.5) and 3.4 (3.1, 3.7) excess deaths per 100,000, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: High social vulnerability is associated with increased risk of COVID-19-related mortality among U.S. counties with confirmed cases. SN - 1548-6869 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/33678695/Social_Vulnerability_Is_Associated_with_Risk_of_COVID_19_Related_Mortality_in_U_S__Counties_with_Confirmed_Cases_ L2 - http://muse.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/resolve_openurl.cgi?issn=1049-2089&volume=32&issue=1&spage=245&aulast=Freese DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -