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Assessment of SARS-CoV-2 infection in a basic health service unit in Araçatuba, São Paulo, Brazil

Journal: Journal of Health and Biological Sciences (Vol.10, No. 1)

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Page : 1-6

Keywords : risk factor; comorbidity; covid-19 pandemic; sars-cov-2 infection;

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Objective: to describe risk factors associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Methods: this is a retrospective descriptive cross-sectional study aimed at describing the epidemiological profile of laboratory and clinical diagnosis of unvaccinated patients seen at a basic health unit in Araçatuba – SP, infected with SARS-CoV-2 between June 2020 and January 2021.The results were analyzed through inferential and descriptive statistics. Additionally, Chi-square and Fisher exact tests were used (p<0.05). Results: of 313 patients, 128 were positive for COVID-19, with 68.75% diagnosed by RT-PCR and the others by immunochromatography. Women were 51.56% of those infected with adults corresponding to the main age group (76.56%), and 57% of patients had only a basic educational level concluded. A total of 88.26% of the patients progressed to cure without complications; eight patients died, most of whom were men and elderly. Of the variables analyzed for positive/negative outcomes, only “basic educational level” was significant for a positive result(p=0.0019). Conclusion: the deaths of infected patients may be associated with the existence of at least one comorbidity and advanced age of men.

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