COVID-19 Contact Tracing Highlights Disparities: Household Size and Low-English Proficiency

Marisa E. Giglio, Matthew Pelton, Ae Lim Yang, Akshilkumar Patel, Lindsay K. Buzzelli, Jacob Schick, Anna Ssentongo, Zizhong Tian, Casey A. Ryan, Nina Razavi, Benjamin Fredrick

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Abstract

Although it is known that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minorities, our study characterizes the connection between COVID-19 susceptibility and both limited English proficiency (LEP) and large household size. We examined demographic and social data for 1130 individuals who tested positive for or were exposed to COVID-19. Analysis revealed that LEP persons were 3.2 times as likely to report difficulty obtaining supplies for quarantine. Individuals in large households were 1.9 times as likely to report difficulty obtaining supplies for quarantine and 2.0 times as likely to report inability to quarantine. This study, therefore, informs interventions targeted to these populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)330-333
Number of pages4
JournalHealth Equity
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Information Management

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