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Publication . Preprint . 2020

Cumulative incidence of Covid-19 deaths in France: a tentative analysis at département level

Lagrange, Hugues;
English
Published: 02 Sep 2020
Publisher: HAL CCSD
Country: France
Abstract
On both sides of the Atlantic, in Anglo-Saxon countries, the issue of excess mortality due to Covid-19 among members of minorities has emerged as a central social justice issue. Outside the Anglo-Saxon countries, where race and ethnicity are generally recorded, it is difficult to address this issue. However, in France, data for the period up to the end of confinement, mentioning country of birth and place of death, from "état-civil" files, allow comparisons to be made on the determinants of the severity of Covid-19 integrating ethnicity. Regression analyses based on the difference in death counts between the spring of 2020 and the same period of previous years, show that the interweaving of health status, household size and ethnicity accurately reflects the disparities between departmental mortality rates due to Covid-19. People born in Black Africa clearly appear to be in a worse position than those born in the Maghreb, in Asian and European countries, not to mention the natives, in terms of risk of death.
Subjects

Covid-19 epidemic, Health, Overcrowding, Ethnicity, [SHS.SOCIO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Sociology

Related Organizations

APM Research Lab, Color of Coronavirus (2020). https://www.apmresearchlab.org/covid/deathsby-race COVID-19 in the US. Am J Med. Science; preprint:1-9.

Gascard N., Kauffmann B., Labosse A., (2020). « 26 % de décès supplémentaires entre début mars et mi-avril: les communes denses sont les plus touchées », Insee Focus n° 191, mai.

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