Understanding and eliminating minority health disparities in a 21st-century pandemic: A White Paper Collection
COVID-19 Mortality in New York City across Neighborhoods by Race, Ethnicity, and Nativity Status
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Samantha Friedman: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8412-9618
New York City has lost more lives from COVID-19 than any other American city. Our paper examines variation in COVID-19 deaths across neighborhoods as it relates to the spatial variation in the racial, ethnic, and nativity-status composition of neighborhoods. This topic has received little scholarly attention and is imperative to explore, given the absence of racial and ethnic specific COVID-19 mortality rates by neighborhood. New York City is a racially and ethnically segregated city and a longstanding destination of immigrants, making some neighborhoods more susceptible to greater levels of COVID-19 mortality than others. Using ZCTA-level data on COVID-19 deaths and demographic data from the American Community Survey, our mapping analysis reveals that a racial, ethnic, and nativity-status hierarchy exists in the geographic distribution of COVID-19 mortality. Implications of these findings are discussed as they relate to residential segregation and persistent spatial inequalities faced by communities of color.
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Friedman, Samantha; Insaf, Tabassum; Lee, Jin-Wook; and Adeyeye, Temilayo. 2021. "COVID-19 Mortality in New York City across Neighborhoods by Race, Ethnicity, and Nativity Status" Understanding and eliminating minority health disparities in a 21st-century pandemic: A White Paper Collection. University at Albany, SUNY: Scholars Archive.