The Office for National Statistics in Britain said that blacks and people of Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani origins have a significantly higher risk of death from Covid-19 compared to whites even after taking into account economic and social differences.
The office said that it was clear that using models modified according to a group of socio-economic factors, there are significant differences in the risk to different ethnic groups of Covid-19 infection.
The office said the risk of death associated with coronavirus (Covid-19) among some ethnic groups was much higher than in white race.
“The probability of death associated with Covid-19 increases among the sons of the Bengali, Pakistani, Indian and mixed ethnic women, compared to the white race in a manner supported by the statistics,” he added.
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Without adjusting by taking a combination of factors into account, including economic deprivation, education and health, the office concluded that black males were 4.2 times more likely to die associated with Covid-19, and black females were 4.3 times more likely to die than male and female white race.
The modified model showed that black males and females were 1.9 times more likely to die from the disease than whites.
The modified model showed that males of Bangladeshi and Pakistani ethnicities are 1.8 times more likely to die. Individuals from the Chinese and mixed ethnic groups face similar risks to white race.
Data from the United States showed that African Americans are more likely to die with Covid-19, which highlights old differences in health and unequal medical care opportunities.