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Wer ist einem höheren Risiko für Long-COVID ausgesetzt? Neue Studie beleuchtet gefährdete Bevölkerungsgruppen

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According to a recent study published on the medRxiv preprint server, researchers in the United States utilized a combined cohort of 124,313 participants from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and 10,131 participants from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) to identify demographic factors that modify the risk of long COVID using descriptive and multivariate logistic regression methods. The results demonstrated that 21.5% of the BRFSS cohort and 17.1% of the NHIS cohort suffer from this condition. The risk was highest in individuals with severe COVID-19 infections, with age (middle age), gender (female), ethnicity (Hispanic), education level (pre-college), and residential area significantly increasing the risk of long COVID infection.


Studie: Risikofaktoren für das Auftreten von Long-COVID-Symptomen: Erkenntnisse aus zwei landesweit repräsentativen Umfragen. Bildquelle: Donkeyworx / Shutterstock










Studie: Risikofaktoren für das Auftreten von Long-COVID-Symptomen: Erkenntnisse aus zwei landesweit repräsentativen Umfragen. Bildquelle: Donkeyworx / Shutterstock

*Wichtiger Hinweis:
medRxiv publishes preliminary scientific reports that have not been peer-reviewed and should not be considered conclusive, guide clinical practice/health-related behavior, or be treated as established information.

Are Some People More Susceptible to Long COVID than Others?

“Long COVID,” also known as “long-haul COVID,” “post-COVID,” and clinically as “post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC),” is an overarching term for a group of health symptoms that persist for months or even years after the initial recovery from infection. Common symptoms include post-exertional malaise, fatigue, muscle and chest pain, and cognitive dysfunction.

Although there is still no universally accepted definition of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) has defined the condition as existing or new symptoms that persist for at least three months after hospital discharge in relation to COVID-19. Concerningly, an estimated 5-60% of the nearly 700 million survivors of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are estimated to suffer from this condition.

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