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Chinese American families suffer discrimination related to COVID-19

Key clinical point: Chinese American adults and youth have experienced high levels of racial discrimination related to COVID-19.

Major finding: Half of parents and youth surveyed report experiencing a direct in-person episode of discrimination during the pandemic.

Study details: An online survey study collecting self-reported discrimination experiences and mental health information from 543 Chinese American parents living in the United States and 230 of their children aged 10-18 years.

Disclosures: The National Science Foundation sponsored the study.


Cheah CSL et al. Pediatrics. 2020;146 (5): e2020021816.