Funder(s)

National Institute on Aging, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Science Foundation

Funding ID

P30AG034424, P2C-HD041022, R01 HD069609, R01 AG040213, SES 1157698, 1623684

Description/Abstract

Preexisting health conditions increase vulnerability to severe complications from COVID-19. Among middle-aged and older Americans, vulnerability to severe COVID-19 complications based on preexisting conditions is 2-3 times greater for those with low versus high income. Vulnerability is about 40% higher for middle-aged and older adults with a high school degree or less than adults with a four-year college degree. In every age group, Blacks are more vulnerable than Whites, but Hispanics are at lower risk based on fewer preexisting health conditions.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

COVID-19, Coronavirus, disparities, infection, health, complication

Disciplines

Demography, Population, and Ecology | Public Health | Race and Ethnicity

Date

7-15-2020

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