Disaggregating Data to Measure Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Outcomes and Guide Community Response — Hawaii, March 1, 2020–February 28, 2021

Authors: Joshua J. Quint, PhD1, Miriam E. Van Dyke, PhD, Hailey Maeda, MPH J. Keʻalohilani Worthington, MPH, May Rose Dela Cruz, Dr. Joseph Keaweʻaimoku Kaholokula, PhD, Chantelle Eseta Matagi, Catherine M. Pirkle, PhD, Emily K. Roberson, PhD, Tetine Sentell, PhD, Lisa Watkins-Victorino, PhD, Courtni A. Andrews, MPH, Katherine E. Center, PhD, Renee M. Calanan, PhD, Kristie E.N. Clarke, MD, Delight E. Satter, MPH, Ana Penman-Aguilar, PhD, Erin M. Parker, PhD, Sarah Kemble, MD

Publication Year: 2021

Last Updated: September 17, 2021

Journal: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: MMWR

Keywords: Awareness, Cultural Sensitivity and Appropriateness, Data Collection, Health Disparities

Abstract: Research shows that Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Despite being distinctly different groups and populations, data from these populations is often grouped together in analyses. This unfortunately can limit the understanding of disparities among diverse groups such as Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian subpopulations. That is why, in order to assess disparities in COVID-19 outcomes among Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian populations an all inclusive study of all population groups was done using 21,005 COVID-19 cases and 449 COVID-19–associated deaths reported to the Hawaii State Department of Health (HDOH) during March 1, 2020–February 28, 2021.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7037a1.htm?s_cid=mm7037a1_w