Association of Gender, Age, and Comorbidities with Mortality in COVID-19 Patients of district Bajaur, Pakistan.
Keywords:COVID-19, ,Diagnosis, Epidemiology, rRT-PCR, SARS-CoV-2
Aim: The recent pandemic of novel corona which appears in china in2019 and
put the whole world on alert in days. Have affected billion of people and lose
their economy.The symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, headache, and diarrhea,
loss of taste, tiredness, nasal congestion, runny nose, dry cough, and difficulty
in breathing. Some patients are asymptomatic but are the carrier of SARS-CoV-
2.Our study aims to find the association of co-morbidities with mortality among
infected population in District Bajaur.
Methodology: The datawere collected from patients by personal interviews
and both verbal and written informed consent was collected. The nasal swabs
were collected from symptomatic patients for confirmatory test and were
confirmed by rRT-PCR test.
Results: A total of 860 individual were enrolled in this study with means age
score of 32.6±1.5, 770(89.5%) were male and 90(10.4%) were female.Among
co-morbidities patients, 42(4.9%) were suffering from cardiovascular diseases
like hypertension, 8(0.9%) with Chronic Lung Disease, 21(2.4%) with
Conclusion: There was positive correlation between comorbidities and
patient outcome status (P<0.001).Mortality ratio was more in aged group
people. There is increase mortality rate with co-morbidities patients.
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