Factors associated with covid-19-related death in the city of Recife, Pernambuco, 2020: a cross-sectional study with system data “Notifique Aqui
Keywords:COVID-19, Mortality, Risk Factors, Cross-Sectional Studies
Objective: To analyze the clinical conditions and sociodemographic characteristics associated with COVID-19 death in the first year of the pandemic in the city of Recife. Methods: Cross-sectional study with cases of COVID-19-induced severe acute respiratory syndrome registered in 2020 via the “Report Here” electronic system of the Center for Strategic Information on Health Surveillance of Pernambuco. The association between death and sociodemographic and clinical variables was analyzed. Prevalence ratios (PR) with 95% confidence intervals (95%CI) were calculated by adjusted Poisson regression. Results: The prevalence of death was 28.4% (2,833 cases; 95%CI 27.51;29.28). The associated factors were male sex (PR=1.05;95%CI 1.01;1.08), age ≥ 60 years (PR=0.76;95%CI 0.72;0.79), dyspnea (PR=1.06;95%CI 1.02;1.10), respiratory distress (PR=1.06;95%CI 1.03;1.09), and oxygen saturation <95% (PR=1.08;CI95%1.04;1.11), and chronic diseases. Conclusion: Death from COVID-19 was more prevalent among men, older adults, and people with pre-existing health problems, which are priority groups to combat the pandemic.
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