Preprint (JMIR Preprints): https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/30144
Authors' Response to Peer-Review Reports: https://med.jmirx.org/2022/2/e38008/
Published Article: https://med.jmirx.org/2022/2/e30144/
This is a peer-review report submitted for the paper “Modeling Years of Life Lost Due to COVID-19, Socioeconomic Status, and Nonpharmaceutical Interventions: Development of a Prediction Model.”
Review Round 1
This paper  develops a model that compares the years of life lost (YLL) due to COVID-19 and the potential YLL due to the socioeconomic consequences of its containment. The results highlight the importance of socioeconomic status (SES) in evaluating the effect of nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) during COVID-19. However, the methods, especially the empirical sample characteristics from which the life table is derived, are not clear.
1. Needs to describe more about the data, study design, and study sample in more detail
2. Needs to discuss how the missing data was handled
3. It is important to consider a theoretical framework that can guide the selection of NPIs, indicators of SES, and the equivalent socioeconomic damages (on page 11). Right now, it is more arbitrary than scientific based.
4. The Discussion also needs to consider other factors (eg, pre-existing conditions, neighborhood resources, or occupation types). These are important social determinants of health factors
1. The tables need to be adjusted in terms of the decimal points and more informative legends to guide readers.
Conflicts of Interest
- John J. Modeling years of life lost due to COVID-19, socioeconomic status, and nonpharmaceutical interventions: development of a prediction model. JMIRx Med 2022;3(2):e30144 [FREE Full text]
|NPI: nonpharmaceutical intervention|
|SES: socioeconomic status|
|YLL: years of life lost|
Edited by E Meinert; This is a non–peer-reviewed article. submitted 31.03.22; accepted 31.03.22; published 12.04.22Copyright
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