March 21, 2023

COVID-19 NAHIC Resources

Click here for adolescent and young adult specific COVID-19 resources.

COVID-19 Facts & Figures

Research or data on COVID-19 specific to adolescents or young adults is limited. Adolescents may be grouped with younger children (e.g., 0-19 years). Or articles about “young adults” may include an age range that is wider (e.g., 20-44) than the range addressed by our Center (usually 18-25).

Trends and Data on COVID-19 health indicators, behaviors, and attitudes:

  • Check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDCs) COVID-19 home page for the latest facts, data, and recommendations from the nation’s leading public health agency.
    • For daily and weekly totals by state, click here.
    • For preliminary, cumulative age-specific hospitalization rates, click here.
    • For COVID-19 data from the National Center for Health Statistics click here
    • For the CDC’s Young Adult COVID-19 resource page, click here
    • CDC MMWR report showing increased young adult suicide ideation during COVID-19.
    • Sept 2020 report from the CDC shows that young adults accounted for a growing portion of COVID-19 incidence over summer 2020. Further investigation is warranted to determine whether this trend has implications for transmission to older populations.
    • Updated, December 2020 CDC guidance on mask-wearing.
    • Latest: Key updates on COVID-19, January 2021. 
  • The Coronavirus Resource Center at Johns Hopkins features global data along with trend tracking of cases and testing.
  • The COVID-19 page of the Kaiser Family Foundation is a rich source of COVID-19 data, including cases, hospitalization & mortality. An interactive data tool, COVID-19 and Related State Data, allows users to create customized reports, including obtaining data for young adults (ages 19-25) and all children (ages 0-18).
    • December 2020 KFF report on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. 
  • The Pew Research Center has been running nationwide polls on COVID-19, including attitudes, perceptions, and impacts on health, education, and employment. Consider searching the keywords “young adult”, “adolescent”, and “youth” for more targeted results. Past polls include:
    • Polling on whether younger adults have experienced pay cuts or job loss.
    • More young adults in the US living with their parents for the first time since the Great Depression. 
    • Job loss due to COVID broken down by age and race.
    • Adolescents and young adults reporting on their employment and education status during COVID. 

Research & Commentaries:

  • Click here for COVID-19 related articles published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. These are available open access. Highlights include:
    • Recommendations for researchers and caregivers, highlighting emerging issues in adolescent suicide prevention.
    • Research associating e-cigarette use with COVID-19 diagnosis and symptoms.
    • Commentary with associated links to two articles on telemedicine implementation.
    • Journal of Adolescent Health article on adolescent and young adult e-cigarette use and COVID-19. 
  • Notable articles from other peer-reviewed journals include:
    • A rapid systematic review of social isolation and loneliness in adolescents during the COVID pandemic.
    • Preliminary observations of comorbidities in hospitalized pediatric COVID-19 patients.
    • An article examining the psychological adjustment in Chinese school children to the COVID pandemic.
Updated March 11, 2021