Nadeem Sharif, Naeem Bukhari, Zubair Ahmed Yousfani, Afshan Saleem, Amina Arif, Hazrat Abbas, Muhammad Adeeb Khan.
Gender and age factors in COVID-19 patients in Punjab, Pakistan; a cohort study.
Anesth Pain Intens Care Jan ;24(4):435-9.
Background & Objectives: Since COVID-19 outbreak, and the first confirmed case in Pakistan, Pakistani government, media and health departments made significant efforts to ensure that the people stay at homes to avoid massive spread of COVID-19. Our study aimed to fill the existing gaps in knowledge and research based upon clinical symptoms and gender association of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) among different age groups in Punjab Pakistan. Methodology: Current cohort study was designed at Centre For Human Genetics, Hazara University Mansehra and conducted at Provisional Public Health Reference Lab, Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Lahore-Pakistan. Results: Based on set objectives males were more prone (76%) to COVID-19 then females (24%) from one hundred confirmed cases of SARS-Co-2 enrolled study participants. In comparison to older age participants and children’s youngsters (16-30-y age) were at greater risk 35% of COVID-19 infection with mean age of 34.23 ≈ 1.60 ± (P ˂ 0.05). Only 13% cases with no visible symptoms of SARS-Co-2 were tested positive for COVID-19 PCR test. Spread patterns of COVID-19 are ultimately based upon exposure to COVID-19 and irrespective of any immunological association reported yet. Conclusion: we recommend country leadership, media houses and researchers to understand differences in age wise spread patterns of (COVID-19) versus age wise mortality patterns of COVID-19 to educate the common public accordingly.
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