American Indians and Alaska Natives are dying of COVID-19 at shocking rates



According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) data, the age-adjusted COVID-19 mortality rate is now higher for AIAN people than for any other group (Figure 1); it is almost two and a half times the death rate for whites and Asians.[2] Figure 1 also shows that the disparities for Blacks and Hispanics/Latinos relative to whites, that we identified in June, remain substantial.[3] (That post also explains why it is important to adjust for age when comparing across groups.)

Author(s): Randall Akee and Sarah Reber

Publication Date: 18 February 2021

Publication Site: Brookings