COVID-19, Dade County, Miami, Preventing Chronic Disease, PCD, CDC, Preventing Chronic Disease Journal, chronic disease, public health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, NCCDPHP
Miami-Dade County zip code-level (N = 91 zip codes) coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases (N = 89,556 as of July 21, 2020) reported from the Florida Department of Health were used to estimate rates of COVID-19 per 1,000 population at the census block group level (N = 1,594 study block groups). To identify associations between rates of COVID-19 infections and multidimensional indexes of social determinants of health (SDOH) across Miami-Dade County, Florida, I applied a global model (ordinary least squares) and a local regression model (geographically weighted regression). Findings indicated that a social disadvantage index positively affected COVID-19 infection rates, whereas a socioeconomic status and opportunity index and a convergence of vulnerability index had an inverse but significant connection to COVID-19 infection rates over the study area. Rates of COVID-19 infections were localized to specific geographic areas and ranged from 0 to 60.75 per 1,000 population per square mile.
Citation / Publisher Attribution
Preventing Chronic Disease, v. 17, art. 200358
Link to the publisher: https://doi.org/10.5888/pcd17.200358
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Scholar Commons Citation
Moise, Imelda K., "Variation in Risk of COVID-19 Infection and Predictors of Social Determinants of Health in Miami-Dade County, Florida" (2020). USF Libraries Florida COVID Research Collection Publications. 94.