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1.6 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, Public and environmental health
Since the emergence of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) which causes Covid-19, global health systems have struggled to cope with the rising number of related infections, acute admissions and mortalities. Poorer clinical outcomes have been observed amongst older patients with Covid-19 and males, and in those who are obese or who have darker skin(1) . Additionally, poorer outcomes including increased mortality have been associated with low vitamin D status(2,3) . The current observational study aimed to elucidate the association between patient demographic, anthropometric, clinical and biometric characteristics and Covid-19 disease severity and mortality.
O’Shea, A., Youssef, M. & Connolly, M. (2021). The Role of Demographic and Clinical Characteristics on Risk of COVID-19 Related Infection and Mortality. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, vol. 80 (OCE3), E116. doi:10.1017/S0029665121002391