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Table 2 Correlations among predictors and COVID-19 death rate per 100,000 residents

From: A risk index for COVID-19 severity is associated with COVID-19 mortality in New York City

  Statistic Death Rate
Up to July 6
Risk Index White Proportion (%) Hispanic Proportion (%) Median Age (years) SES Index
Death Rate up to
July 6
ρ 0.67 −0.56 0.42 0.03 −0.63
p-value <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 0.6441 <0.0001
Risk Index ρ − 0.48 0.25 0.08 −0.67
p-value <0.0001 0.0012 0.27 <0.0001
White Proportion (%) ρ −0.40 0.32 0.74
p-value <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001
Hispanic Proportion (%) ρ −0.39 −0.69
p-value <0.0001 <0.0001
Median Age (years) ρ 0.37
p-value <0.0001
  1. Note: Spearman correlations were performed
  2. The socioeconomic status index was constructed from principal component analysis of 2018 American Community Survey estimates of median household income in the past 12 months, median gross rent, percent living below 150% of the poverty line, education, percent working class, percent unemployed, > 1 occupants per room. The education index was calculated on the population ≥ 25 years and is a weighted combination of the percent high school graduate, high school only, and more than high school, with a greater value indicating higher educational attainment