Young Indian women with comorbidities have higher Covid deaths: Study

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Young Indian women with comorbidities have higher Covid deaths: Study


  • Young women with comorbidities are at higher risk of death due to COVID 19.
  • According to a retrospective study, the data pertains to the first phase of the pandemic in India.
  • A team of researchers studied 2,586 Kovid-19 hospitalized patients.

covid 19 deaths: According to a retrospective study, young women with comorbidities such as chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes and hypertension were at higher risk of death due to COVID than men during the first phase of the pandemic in India.

A team of researchers from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi conducted a study on 2,586 Covid-19 hospitalized patients who were hospitalized from April 8 to October 4, 2020.

The patients were divided into two categories: those aged between 18–59 years; and those who are above 60 years of age. The team observed the association of diabetes, hypertension or hypertension and CKD on the prognosis and mortality of Covid-infected hospitalized patients.

Conditions from the start of the pandemic have been associated with the risk of COVID disease progression to severity and high mortality. These have also been associated with prolonging the recovery period.

The findings, published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, showed that patients with CKD had the highest mortality as well as severity, followed by hypertension and diabetes.

Compared to the elderly patients with these comorbidities, the mortality rate along with the severity of the COVID infection was found to be much higher in the younger patients.

Several studies have shown that men are more prone to infection than women. In this study, although the number of male patients (69.6 percent) admitted to COVID was more than twice the number of women (30.4 percent), the severity of infection and the risk of mortality were found to be higher among women.

This is also the case after similar concomitant conditions except in hypertensive patients, the researchers said.

Vivek Ranjan said, “Our study has shown that younger patients with underlying concomitant diseases have a relatively higher risk of disease severity as well as mortality, compared to elderly patients with similar underlying conditions. was found.” Co-author and chair in the hospital’s blood transfusion department.

Of the 2,586 patients, 779 (30.1 per cent) required ICU admission, while 1,807 (69.9 per cent) did not.

About 2,269 (87.7 percent) were cured, while 317 (12.3%) patients died. “Comparing the effect of multiple comorbidities with the severity of COVID-19 infection, it was found that the presence of comorbidity leads to a higher risk of admission to ICU. As the number of comorbidities increases, the severity of COVID-19 infection The risk of cancer is also significantly increased, said Dr. DS Rana, co-author and chair of the Department of Renal Sciences.

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