COVID-19 Associated Hospitalization Related to Underlying Medical Conditions
Data has shown that racial and ethnic minority groups with the referenced conditions are at even higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness. Race and ethnicity are risk markers for other underlying conditions that impact health — including socioeconomic status, access to health care, and increased exposure to the virus due to occupation (e.g., frontline, essential, and critical infrastructure workers).
Risk for hospitalization if you have any of these conditions and get COVID-19 compared to people without the condition(s)
(BMI ≥ 30)
|Diabetes||Chronic Kidney Disease||Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40)||2 Conditions*||3 or More Conditions*|
*Conditions include asthma, obesity, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, severe obesity, coronary artery disease, history of stroke and COPD.
Factors that increase community spread and individual risk
Actions to reduce risk of COVID–19
Although risk generally increases with age, all individuals should routinely take actions to reduce risk of infection and avoid activities that increase community spread.
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