Socially Relevant Variables In US State COVID-19 Surveillance Reporting: A Report Card

Citation:

Boulicault, M., A. C. Danielsen, J. Bruch, A. Tarrant, A. Borsa, and S. Richardson. “Socially Relevant Variables In US State COVID-19 Surveillance Reporting: A Report Card .” Health Affairs Blog, 2020, July 14. Copy at https://j.mp/3lXcYg7

Abstract:

The Harvard GenderSci Lab developed a scoring scheme and Report Card to evaluate the comprehensiveness of socially relevant, intersectional data publicly reported by each state.  We scored each state on their reporting of selected socially relevant variables (age, sex/gender, race/ethnicity, and comorbidity status), and on reporting of interactions between these variables.  The results document the paucity of comprehensive disaggregated COVID-19 surveillance reporting among states. Only three states received an “A”, while 30 states received a “D” grade or lower.

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