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Azarbakhsh H, Jokari K, Moftakhar L, Ghelichi-Ghojogh M, Karimyan A, Salmanzadeh S, et al . Epidemiological characteristics of patients with COVID-19 in Southwest of Iran from February 19 to June 20, 2020. Med J Islam Repub Iran 2021; 35 (1) :875-879
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-7368-en.html
Department of Public Health, Abadan Faculty of Medical Sciences, Abadan, Iran , a.valipour@abadanums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (1366 Views)
Background: COVID-19 spread rapidly throughout the world and affected many people. The purpose of this study was to investigate the epidemiological characteristics of patients with COVID-19 in southwest of Iran from February 19 to June 20, 2020.
   Methods: In this retrospective study, the epidemiological characteristics of 7313 patients with COVID-19 in southwest of Iran were analyzed and reported from February 19, 2020, to the end of Jun ,2020. Data were extracted from electronic records in hospitals. Sex ratio and mortality rate of the disease were calculated.  A multiple logistic regression analysis was used to evaluate the factors affecting mortality.
   Results: From all patients studied, 3920 (53.5%) were men and 2066 (28.24%) were in the age 30 to 40 years age group. The case fatality rate of the disease based on the total number of patients (hospitalized and nonhospitalized) was 4.84%. The highest mortality rate was seen in patients with various cancers and in those aged over 80 years. The most common symptoms in patients were fever and cough, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases. Logistic regression results also showed that the chances of death in the 70-60 and 80-70 years age group were 5.94 (OR, 5.94; 95% CI, 2.14-16.43) and 8.63 (OR, 8.63, 95% CI, 3.09-24.14) compared to 10-20 years age group.
   Conclusion: These results indicate the need to increase primary care, provide the necessary equipment to treat patients, and more importantly, early identification of patients and treatment for them.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: COVID 19

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