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Volume 27, Number 10—October 2021

Point-of-Care Antigen Test for SARS-CoV-2 in Asymptomatic College Students

Sarah C. TinkerComments to Author , Christine M. Szablewski, Anastasia P. Litvintseva, Cherie Drenzek, Gary E. Voccio, Melissa A. Hunter, Stephen Briggs, Debbie E. Heida, Jennifer Folster, Patricia L. Shewmaker, Magdalena Medrzycki, Michael D. Bowen, Caitlin Bohannon, Dennis Bagarozzi, Marla Petway, Paul A. Rota, Wendi Kuhnert-Tallman, Natalie Thornburg, Jessica L. Prince-Guerra, Lisa C. Barrios, Azaibi Tamin, Jennifer L. Harcourt, Margaret A. Honein, and CDC Sample Collection Team,1 and CDC Surge Laboratory Group1
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (S.C. Tinker, C.M. Szablewski, A.P. Litvintseva, J. Folster, P.L. Shewmaker, M. Medrzycki, M.D. Bowen, C. Bohannon, D. Bagarozzi Jr., M. Petway, P.A. Rota, W. Kuhnert-Tallman, N. Thornburg, J.L. Prince-Guerra, L.C. Barrios, A. Tamin, J.L. Harcourt, M.A. Honein); Georgia Department of Public Health, Atlanta (C.M. Szablewski, C. Drenzek); Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, Rome, Georgia, USA (G.E. Voccio, M.A. Hunter); Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia, USA (S. Briggs, D.E. Heida)

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Characteristics of asymptomatic college students participating in study on point-of-care antigen test for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, 2020

Characteristic No. (%)
Age, y
<18 362 (23.5)
19–20 733 (47.6)
21–22 418 (27.1)
23–24 18 (1.2)
9 (0.6)
M 549 (35.6)
991 (64.4)
Non-Hispanic White 1,157 (75.4)
Non-Hispanic Black 112 (7.3)
Hispanic 133 (8.7)
Asian 43 (2.8)
Other† 89 (5.8)
Not available
On-campus 1,379 (89.5)
Off-campus 161 (10.5)

*Percentages do not include the 6 persons whose race/ethnicity was not available. †Includes persons of >2 races.

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1Members are listed at the end of this article.

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