Four health issues cause 64% of Covid-19 hospitalizations, U.S. study finds

Obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and heart failure are the main aggravating factors leading to coronavirus-related hospitalizations

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A model developed by researchers at Tufts University in the United States with adults hospitalized for covid-19 has identified the most likely causes of hospitalization.

According to the study, the main factors that increase the risk of hospitalization are obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and heart failure.

The study was published on Thursday, February 25th, in the Journal of the American Heart Association, and is based on a mathematical simulation to estimate the proportion of covid-19 hospitalizations in the US that could have been prevented if these risk factors were not present.

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