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Table 1 Descriptive Statistics of ZCTA-level Potential Predictors of COVID-19 Hospitalization Risks in the St. Louis Area, Missouri

From: Geographic disparities and predictors of COVID-19 hospitalization risks in the St. Louis Area, Missouri (USA)

Type of Variable Variable Median First Quartile Third Quartile
Demographic Factors
  % male population 48.6 47.4 50.3
  % black population 3.7 0.9 34.2
  % Hispanic/Latino population 2.2 1.0 3.2
Educational Variables
  % with ≤ high school education 38.2 23.9 47.6
  % with some college 23.0 19.8 25.6
  % with associate's degree 8.6 6.6 10.6
  % with bachelor’s degree 18.0 9.4 25.9
Economic Variables
  % below poverty level 9.5 5.8 16.8
  median household income 59,768.5 46,005.3 77,504.0
Health Behavior (ZCTA-level number of hospitalized patients that use tobacco per 100 Population)
  % tobacco1 10.4 6.8 14.5
Co-morbidities (ZCTA-level number of hospitalized patients with specific condition per 100 Population)
  % obesity 7.0 5.6 8.0
  % diabetes 7.5 6.5 9.2
  % cancer 3.8 3.3 4.3
  % COPD2 4.0 3.1 4.9
  % CKD3 7.6 6.4 8.9
  % heart failure 3.2 2.6 3.8
COVID-19 Cases
  total cases 360 118 607
  cases per 100 population 2.2 1.9 2.5
  1. 1ZCTA-level % of COVID-19 hospitalized patients that were tobacco users
  2. 2Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  3. 3Chronic Kidney Disease