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Social determinants of health

How does not having health insurance influence a person's decision to seek medical care? How does a person's age affect their outcome if they contract the coronavirus? The answers to these questions reflect our population's social determinants of health -- the conditions where people live, learn, work, and play that affect health risks and outcome. Data can be useful for better understanding where susceptible populations live and which communities are at increased risk. Below, we provide data about social determinants of health. Public health professionals and other policymakers can use it to target their efforts in combating the spread of the coronavirus.