Examining the Relationship Between Age of Death, Race/Ethnicity and Education Among COVID-19 Related Deaths in Riverside County, California

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Since the COVID-19 outbreak in late 2019, it has spread to states in the United States. COVID-19 became the third leading cause of death in the United States in just two years. The data used in this study were obtained from the RUHS-PH using a dataset that included all deaths caused by COVID-19 among Riverside County, California residents from March 2020 to December 2021. one-way ANOVA was used to determine whether there was a relationship between race/ethnicity and age at death. In addition, a multiple regression was used to determine the degree of prediction of age at death by race/ethnicity and education level. It turned out that Whites had the oldest age at death, and American Indian/Alaskan Natives had the earlier age at death. Furthermore, Race was the strongest predictor of age at death compared to education. Compared with all independent variables, the analysis found that Hispanics had the largest effect on age at death. And age at death was not statistically different for those without college degrees compared to those with a college degree.
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Public Health
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