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RSPP Working Paper nº 2020.002. Special Series on Covid 19 | Socio-Demographic Disparities in COVID-19 Case Rates and Testing: An exploratory spatial analysis of ZIP code data in Chicago, IL

Special Series on Covid 19

RSPP Working Paper nº 2020.002

Socio-Demographic Disparities in COVID-19 Case Rates and Testing: An exploratory spatial analysis of ZIP code data in Chicago, IL [PDF]

By Kevin Credit

 
ABSTRACT

The recent release of ZIP code level data on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) provides an important opportunity to look at neighborhood-level socio-demographic and economic correlated of case and testing rates. This exploratory spatial analysis finds that black neighborhoods and those with older residents and higher proportions of employment in service occupations tend to have higher case rates (even when controlling for access to testing sites), while Hispanic neighborhoods have a lower than expected level of testing for COVID-19, even when controlling for the level of observed infection activity.

KEYWORDS
COVID-19, social determinants of health, spatial access, spatial econometrics
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