Study Highlights Disparities in COVID-19 in Urban and Rural Areas

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By: Wills Citty Monday, July 27, 2020

A new study led by UNC Charlotte public health researchers is highlighting the progression of COVID-19 in urban and rural counties and revealing geographic disparities in the prevalence of the virus and how smoking, race, obesity and age influence that divide.

Using crowdsourced data on COVID‐19 and demographics, smoking rates and chronic diseases from more than 3,100 U.S. counties, a team including UNC Charlotte biostatistician Rajib Paul