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Two-Thirds of COVID-19 Hospitalizations Are Due to These Four Conditions

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Photo: Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

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A modeling study suggests a majority of adult COVID-19 hospitalizations nationwide are attributable to at least one of four pre-existing conditions: obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and heart failure, in that order.

The study, published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) and led by researchers at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, used a mathematical simulation to estimate the number and proportion of national COVID-19 hospitalizations that could have been ...