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LGBTQ (38.7%) and non-LGBTQ (32.2%) reported that a family member become seriously ill or hospitalized with COVID-19 as compared to non-first-generation students, both LGBTQ (18.3%) and non-LGBTQ (13.7%) (Table A2c). Although these percentages not statistically significantly different across groups, these patterns mirrors trends reported elsewhere.17 Figure 3. COVID-19 illness among family members of students ages 18-40 (N=240) in the Access to Higher Education Survey by LGBTQ status and race/ethnicity 27.7% 23.1% 17.4%

10.0%

LGBTQ White

LGBTQ POC

Non-LGBTQ White

Non-LGBTQ POC

*The differences between groups are not statistically significant. POC: people of color

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Sears, B. Conron, K.J, & Flores, A.J. (2021). The Impact of the Fall 2020 Surge of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBT Adults

in the US. Los Angeles, CA: The Williams Institute, UCLA.; U.S. Census Bureau. (2020). Household Pulse Survey. Measuring household experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. Retrieved December 15, 2020, from https://www.census.gov/ data/experimental-data-products/household-pulse-survey.html.