COVID Odyssey: Spring Spruce up 27 ~ Post#910: Mexico COVID-19 2020~ Deaths: Sex, Age, & Health Conditions

We look at this article:
Mortality Rate of Patients With COVID-19 Based on Underlying Health Conditions:

Are you surprised by the second sentence in the Conclusions?

Excerpts from the article:

We observed that COVID-19 patients with underlying diseases, male patients, and those above 41 y have an increased risk of death. Particularly, age was confirmed as the most important factor positively correlated with mortality rather than the presence or absence of underlying diseases in those aged above 71 y.

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the mortality rates of 566,602 patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) based on sex, age, and the presence or absence of underlying diseases and determine whether the underlying disease provides prognostic information specifically related to death.

Results: The mortality rate of patients with underlying health conditions was 12%, which was 4 times higher than that of patients without underlying health conditions. Furthermore, the mortality rates of women and men with underlying health conditions were 5.5 and 3.4 times higher than the mortality rates of patients without underlying health conditions, respectively.

Data Source
We retrospectively analyzed the data provided by the Mexican government to evaluate the mortality rate of COVID-19 patients and identify important variables influencing mortality.
The data of 566,602 patients included 23 parameters, such as sex, age, symptom onset date, death date, and 9 underlying health conditions, including diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, immunosuppression, hypertension, chronic kidney disease (CKD), cardiovascular disease, obesity, and other diseases; these data were collected from January 1, 2020, to May 31, 2020.



Here is the article again to see Table 2 better:

You may also like to look at:

Kaggle. COVID-19 patient pre-condition datset.
COVID-19 patient pre-condition dataset
. Accessed May 7, 2021.

Semenzato et al (2021)

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