Am J Public Health 2021 Sep 23:e1-e8. Epub 2021 Sep 23.
Kevin Martinez-Folgar and Usama Bilal are with the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Urban Health Collaborative, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Diego Alburez-Gutierrez is with the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany. Alejandra Paniagua-Avila is with the Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY. Manuel Ramirez-Zea is with the INCAP Research Center for the Prevention of Chronic Diseases, Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
To describe excess mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic in Guatemala during 2020 by week, age, sex, and place of death. We used mortality data from 2015 to 2020, gathered through the vital registration system of Guatemala. We calculated weekly mortality rates, overall and stratified by age, sex, and place of death. Read More