Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st July 2020.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate the Government has made of the proportion of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds whose deaths were attributable to covid-19 who had previously received a diagnosis of (a) kidney disease and (b) diabetes.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 08 June 2020

Public Health England led a recent rapid review to better understand how different factors can impact on how people are affected by COVID-19.

Chronic kidney disease was mentioned on 10.8% of death certificates where COVID-19 was also mentioned. This was higher in the Black ethnic group (18%) and the Asian group (16%).

Diabetes was mentioned on 21.1% of death certificates where COVID-19 was also mentioned. This was higher in all black, Asian and minority ethnic groups than the White group and was 43% in the Asian group and 45% in the Black group.

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