Study Reveals Hypertension and Obesity Are the Most Common Comorbidity Amongst Covid-19 Patients’ #infographic

Study Reveals Hypertension and Obesity Are the Most Common Comorbidity Amongst Covid-19 Patients’ #infographic

A CDC study found hypertension to be the most prevalent underlying medical condition in adults treated for COVID-19. Nearly 60 per cent of patients affected by coronavirus had hypertension, while 25 per cent said hey was diagnosed with it, according to the results.

On the contrary, 45 per cent of COVID-19 patients were suspected of hypertension or higher levels of blood pressure, but the diagnosis was not confirmed.

Obesity and cardiovascular issues have been other prominent comorbidities among the American coronavirus-hospitalized patients.
Pre-existing lung disorders and asthma among patients were somewhat established-but the numbers were smaller than those of other disorders.

A similar study published in the American Medical Association Journal also examined 5,700 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in New York City and found that 56.6% had hypertension and 41.7% had obesity.

The above studies have many drawbacks including duration of observation, geographical location and incomplete records. But it is a start and researchers are hopeful that it will lead them to a detailed study of COVID-19 patients in the future.
With 1,01 million infections and 56,634 deaths from the novel coronavirus pandemic, the US has been the hardest hit, while the world's top 3,073,509 cases – leaving health officials across the globe scrambling to treat patients, conduct tests and finally find a cure!

Study Reveals Hypertension and Obesity Are the Most Common Comorbidity Amongst Covid-19 Patients’ #infographic

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