Overcrowded housing increases risk for COVID-19 mortality: an ecological study.

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Date: Apr. 5, 2022
From: BMC Research Notes(Vol. 15, Issue 1)
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Document Type: Report
Length: 1,803 words
Lexile Measure: 1590L

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Objectives Overcrowded housing is a sociodemographic variable associated with increased infection and mortality rates from communicable diseases. It is not well understood if this association exists for COVID-19. Our objective was hence to determine the association between household overcrowding and risk of mortality from COVID-19, and this was done by performing bivariable and multivariable analyses using COVID-19 data from cities in Los Angeles County. Results Bivariate regression revealed that overcrowded households were positively associated with COVID-19 deaths (standardized [beta] = 0.863, p Keywords: COVID-19, Mortality, Housing, Inequities, Prevention

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