“This is the opposite of what is seen in previous years, when the mortality rates were lower in Asian and black ethnic groups than white ethnic groups.
“Therefore, the disparity in COVID-19 mortality between ethnic groups is the opposite of that seen in previous years.
“An analysis of survival among confirmed COVID-19 cases and using more detailed ethnic groups, shows that after accounting for the effect of sex, age, deprivation and region, people of Bangladeshi ethnicity had around twice the risk of death than people of white British ethnicity.
“People of Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, other Asian, Caribbean and other black ethnicity had between 10 and 50 percent higher risk of death when compared to white British.
“These analyses did not account for the effect of occupation, comorbidities or obesity.
“These are important factors because they are associated with the risk of acquiring COVID-19, the risk of dying, or both.
Published at Tue, 02 Jun 2020 14:41:00 +0000