An essential study about hospitalized kids who have covid released its results, and they are pretty interesting to check out. Here are the details taken from The Daily Wire below.
According to the reports, the study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that of children ages 12 to 17 hospitalized with covid, approximately two-thirds were obese.
Study results about obesity and covid
According to the website that we mentioned above, the study occurred from July to August 2021 and focused on six hospitals located in Arkansas, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, and Texas.
It’s also important to note the fact that researchers also found that the majority of children of all ages hospitalized with the virus had one or more underlying conditions.
MedPageToday noted that the CDC study revealed the following:
“COVID-19 is a much greater threat to kids with obesity, with the average length of their hospital stay double that of kids without obesity.”
The CDC also found that amongst children hospitalized for covid, the average hospital stay was three days, and nearly 30% required being admitted to the intensive care unit:
“Among the 713 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, 32.5%, 51.3%, and 16.1% had zero, one or two, and three or more underlying medical conditions, respectively.”
The same official notes revealed the following facts:
“The most common conditions were obesity (32.4%), asthma or reactive airway disease (16.0%), and feeding tube dependence (8.3%).
Among patients aged 12–17 years, 61.4% had obesity (60.5% of whom had severe obesity). Among patients aged 5–11 years, 33.6% had obesity (60.4% of whom had severe obesity). Among patients hospitalized for COVID-19, 210 (29.5%) had ICU admissions, eight (1.1%) received ECMO, and 11 (1.5%) died.”
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