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COVID-19 erased Latino mortality advantage in LA CountyWhile Latino people have lower rates of mortality despite their higher rates of poverty compared with White people in the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic erased it, at least in Los Angeles County, according to a JAMA research letter yesterday.Los Angeles County has the largest Latino population in the United States, with 49% of the county's 10 million people identifying as Latino versus 28% of non-Hispanic White people.

The researchers examined annual age-adjusted mortality (AAMR) and found that, in 2019, Latinos had 516.0 deaths per 100,000 people while White people had 630.3 deaths per 100,000 (AAMR, 0.82; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.80 to 0.83).

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