Age Adjustment

Age-Adjusting—why does it matter for disparities?

Un-adjusted Death Rates Un-adjusted Age Rates Age Distribution Key Insight Un-adjusted Death Rates I recently received an email from my microbiologist uncle, asking me to help him interpret Washington state’s COVID-19 data. The data didn’t seem to match articles he’d read on racial and ethnic inequities in coronovirus deaths. His question seemed a relevant one for many people, inundated with constant COVID-19 data, and who might want further information about how to interpret some of the data they’re seeing.

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