Men At 62% Greater Risk of COVID-19-Associated Death, Study
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New research has added to the growing body of evidence that men have a 62 % greater risk of COVID-19 associated death compared to women, possibly due to higher levels of inflammation.

According to the study presented at ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease, men are more likely to progress to critical phases of COVID-19.

Key Insights:

• The research team assessed 3,129 adult patients with COVID-19, enrolled between March and July 2020.

• Clinical manifestation of COVID-19 was described in four phases: uncomplicated (asymptomatic/mild symptoms), complicated (need for oxygen supplementation), critical (need for critical care), and recovery.

• Symptoms, vital signs, inflammatory markers, and therapeutic interventions were analysed over all phases as was the clinical outcome.

• Male-female ratio in this mostly hospital-based cohort was 1.48, with a male predominance in all age groups. Male predominance was even more pronounced in the age groups to below 65 years and below 75 years.

• Progression to a critical phase was seen more often in men than in women (30.6% vs 17.2%). Mean hospital length of stay was longer in male patients (15.4 vs 13.3 days).

The findings showed that being male proved to be an independent risk factor for a 62% increased risk of COVID-19 associated death in an analysis adjusted for various factors.

Source: https://weather.com/en-IN/india/coronavirus/news/2020-09-24-men-at-62-greater-risk-of-covid-19-associated-death-study-finds
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