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Deaths in 2020-2023 due to COVID-19: A Retrospective Analysis of Sociodemographic Features and Comorbidities


Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Faculty of Medicine, Erzincan, Türkiye

Arch Basic Clin Res 2023; 5: 372-377
DOI: 10.5152/ABCR.2023.23171
Read: 454 Downloads: 294 Published: 20 July 2023

Objective: This study aimed to examine deaths during 2020-2023 in our hospital from coronavirus-19 and preexisting characteristics of the patients (herein referred to as victims), such as age, gender, and comorbidity, by performing a retrospective analysis.

Methods: The hospital information management system was retrospectively analyzed for all coronavirus-19 related deaths between January 2020 and January 2023. Attention was paid to the patients’ ages, genders, provinces of residence, marital status, and chronic illnesses.

Results: The mean age of the 623 victims was 75.9 ± 12.7 years. Male patients made up 58.3% of the deceased. When the victims were examined for comorbidities, it was discovered that 70.5% of the patients had cardiovascular system disease, 43.3% had endocrine system disease, 43% had respiratory system disease, 32.7% had central nervous system disease, 34.5% had hyperlipidemia, 24.4% had urinary system disease, and 10.1% had malignancy.

Conclusion: When the victims were compared with the examples in the literature, a similarity was discovered in terms of the distribution of their age, gender, marital status, endocrine system diseases, cardiovascular system diseases, chronic urinary system diseases, diabetes mellitus type I and II, hypothyroidism, and malignancy. Further, incidences of chronic respiratory system disease, diseases of the central nervous system, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, cerebrovascular accident, and hyperlipidemia were found to be extremely high in the province studied as compared with the literature.

Cite this article as: Taş, H. G. (2023). Deaths in 2020-2023 from COVID-19: A retrospective analysis of sociodemographic features and comorbidities. Arch Basic Clin Res., 2023;5(3):372-377.

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