Table 1.

Prevalence of One or More Pre-existing Conditions Among Community Health Center Patients Aged 19 to 64 and Among Those Positive for COVID-19 by Race/Ethnicity

Patients with a visit between January 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020Patients with COVID-19b (March 1, 2020 to October 10, 2020)
No. patients% patients with pre-existing conditionsa by February 29, 2020No. patients% patients with pre-existing conditionsa by October 10, 2020% patients without pre-existing conditionsa by October 10, 2020
All patients784,33261%753267%33%
Non-Hispanic Asian30,68444%24449%51%
Non-Hispanic black138,87560%147472%28%
Non-Hispanic other13,46668%7279%21%
Non-Hispanic white285,17571%100478%22%
  • a Pre-existing conditions include HIV/AIDS; lupus; alcohol and drug abuse (excludes tobacco use); mental disorders (eg, depression, bipolar disorder); Alzheimer's/dementia; multiple sclerosis; rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and other inflammatory joint diseases; muscular dystrophy; cancer other than skin; severe obesity; cerebral palsy; congestive heart failure; paraplegia and paralysis; coronary artery disease; Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis; Parkinson's disease; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, and asthma; diabetes mellitus; pneumocystic pneumonia; epilepsy; hemophilia; sleep apnea; hepatitis; stroke; and kidney disease/renal failure. Pre-existing conditions identified among patient with an in-person office visit between January 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020.

  • b Patients with COVID-19 are those with a positive laboratory result in their electronic health record or a COVID-19 diagnosis code.