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UK prevalence of underlying conditions which increase the risk of severe COVID-19 disease: a point prevalence study using electronic health records

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Background
Characterising the size and distribution of the population at risk of severe COVID-19 is vital for effective policy and planning. Older age, and underlying health conditions, are associated with higher risk of death from COVID-19. This study aimed to describe the population at risk of severe COVID-19 due to underlying health conditions across the United Kingdom.
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We used anonymised electronic health records from the Clinical Pra... Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12889-021-10427-2

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Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
BMC Public Health More from this journal
Volume:
21
Article number:
484
Publication date:
2021-03-11
Acceptance date:
2021-02-11
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EISSN:
1471-2458
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1237658
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pubs:1237658
Deposit date:
2022-02-07

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