Over 40% Of U.S. Adults Are Susceptible to Severe Covid-19 #infographic

Over 40% Of U.S. Adults Are Susceptible to Severe Covid-19 #infographic


Several studies have found that the risk of extreme Covid-19 contracting which can result in hospitalization, ICU admission, mechanical ventilation or death increases with age, as well as the existence of underlying health conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC) recently released a US study showing that a large proportion of the American population has some kind of underlying health problem, placing them at risk from extreme types of the virus. The study findings concentrate on the BRFSS and the BRFSS (BRFSS) for 2018. Data from population census and 40.7 percent of U.S. decision. Adults (aged 18 years and over) have pre-existing health conditions.

The most prevalent illness in the study is obesity that affects just over 30% of Americans, followed by diabetes that has a national prevalence of 11.2%. The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD) and cardiovascular disease is just below 7%, while chronic kidney disease is about 3%.

The CDC noted that "while the total number of people with any underlying medical condition was higher in densely populated metropolitan areas, overall prevalence in non-metropolitan rural areas" It added that "counties with the highest prevalence of any disorder are concentrated in Southeastern states, including Alabama , Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana , Mississippi, Tennessee and West.

Over 40% Of U.S. Adults Are Susceptible to Severe Covid-19 #infographic

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