Hospitalised covid patients are younger, healthier than infl
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Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 were more likely male, younger, and had fewer comorbidities and lower medication use than hospitalized influenza patients according to a recent study published by the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) community.

Key insights from the study:

• Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 were more typically male in the US and Spain, but more often female in South Korea.

• The ages of patients varied, but in Spain and the US, the most common age groups were between 60 to 75.

• Patients hospitalized with influenza were typically older than those hospitalized with COVID-19, and more likely to be female.

• Many of the patients hospitalized with COVID-19 were seen to have other health conditions. For example, the prevalence of hypertensive disorder ranged from 24% to 70%, diabetes from 13% to 43%, and asthma from 4% to 15%, across data sources.

• Despite this, however, when compared to patients hospitalized with influenza in recent years, those with COVID-19 were seen to generally be healthier.

• Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiovascular disease and dementia were all more common among those hospitalized with influenza compared to those hospitalized with COVID-19.

Source: https://www.ohdsi.org/covid19-characteristics-naturecomms-study/
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