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Monnat study on rural COVID-19 mortality rates published in the Journal of Rural Health

Sep 14, 2020

COVID-19 Death Rates Are Higher in Rural Counties With Larger Shares of Blacks and Hispanics

Kent Jason G. Cheng, Yue Sun & Shannon M. Monnat

The Journal of Rural Health, September 2020

Shannon Monnat

Shannon Monnat


"COVID‐19 Death Rates Are Higher in Rural Counties With Larger Shares of Blacks and Hispanics," co-authored by Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion Shannon Monnat and Maxwell Ph.D. students Kent Jason Cheng and Yue Sun, was published in the Journal of Rural Health. They found that the COVID‐19 mortality risk is not distributed equally across the rural United States, and the COVID‐19 race penalty is not restricted to cities. Among rural counties, the average daily increase in COVID‐19 mortality rates has been significantly higher in counties with the largest shares of Black and Hispanic residents. 

Monnat's paper, "Trends in U.S. Working-Age non-Hispanic White Mortality: Rural–Urban and Within-Rural Differences," was also recently published in Population Research and Policy Review.

09/14/20

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