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Heart Disease, Advanced Age, Minority Race, and Hispanic Ethnicity Are Associated With Mortality in COVID-19 Patients. WMJ 2021 Jul;120(2):152-155

Date

07/14/2021

Pubmed ID

34255958

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to determine the associations between heart disease, obesity, and demographic factors and increased COVID-19 mortality.

METHODS: We extracted deidentified patient-level data from the Froedtert Health System and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and used descriptive statistics and multivariable logistic regression to characterize relationships between heart disease, obesity, age group, sex, race and ethnicity and mortality following COVID-19 diagnosis.

RESULTS: We found heart disease (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] 2.85; 95% CI, 2.11-8.83) and other demographic factors are significant predictors of increased mortality in COVID-19 patients. However, obesity was not a significant predictor of mortality (AOR 1.04; 95% CI, 0.53- 3.10).

DISCUSSION: These unique results indicate some comorbid conditions and patient demographics contribute more strongly to mortality in COVID-19 patients.

Author List

Conway BJ, Kim JW, Brousseau DC, Conroy M

Author

David Brousseau MD Chief, Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Female
Heart Diseases
Hispanic Americans
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Obesity
Pandemics
Sex Factors
Wisconsin