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In another Covid-19 disparity, Black and Hispanic
Americans are dying at younger ages than white Americans

In another Covid-19 disparity, Black and Hispanic
Americans are dying at younger ages than white Americans

Long after calls for more data on the disproportionate number of Covid-19 infections and deaths among Black Americans and Hispanic Americans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released limited additional information, which revealed non-white and Hispanic Americans under age 65 are dying in greater numbers than white people in that age group.

The agency reported that more than a third of deaths among Hispanic Americans (34.9%) and almost a third of deaths among non-white Americans (29.5%) were in people younger than 65. That compares to 13.2% among white people under that age.

Non-white Americans (median age 31) are younger as a whole than white Americans (median age 44), but Covid-19 deaths among those under age 65 exceeded their proportion of the population. The researchers found that 33.9% of people under 65 who died were Hispanic, yet they account for just 20% of the under-65 population in the U.S. Similarly, Black, Asian, and other non-white people accounted for 40.2% of deaths under 65, though they make up just 23% of those under 65 nationally.

For the Full Article, Please visit: https://www.statnews.com/2020/07/10/covid-19-disparity-black-hispanic-americans-deaths-under-65/

Frederick Blalock
fred@creativecore.la
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