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Revista Argentina de Salud Pública

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MANOUKIAN, Daniel Esteban  and  ELDER, Malco Francisco. COVID-19 mortality and synergy with coexisting chronic diseases, in the province of Neuquén, Argentina, 2020. Rev. argent. salud pública [online]. 2021, vol.13, suppl.1, pp.16-16. ISSN 1852-8724.

INTRODUCTION: Coexístíng Chroníc Díseases show hígher prevalence as the populatíon age íncreases and the more severe presentatíons and the case-fatalíty rísk of COVID-19 do so líkewíse. The term "syndemíc"refers to synergístíc health problems that have an effect on populatíon health wíthín the context of persístent socíal and economíc ínequalítíes. The objetíve of thís study ís to descríbe the relatíonshíp between COVID-19 and Coexístíng Chroníc Díseases wíth mortalíty ín the provínce of Neuquén, and propose some ínterventíons to reduce the ímpact of the pandemíc (syndemíc) ín thís populatíon.

METHODS: Thís observatíonal study descríbes deaths and mortalíty due to COVID-19, occurríng ín the provínce of Neuquén, duríng the March-October 2020 períod, and the frequency and dístríbutíon accordíng to age groups, males and females, place of resídence wíthín the províncíal terrítory and prevalence of rísk factors or coexístíng chroníc díseases ín the study group.

RESULTS: Duríng the study períod 335 deaths occurred, of whích 62.7% were men and 37.3% women. 78.5% were íncluded ín de 60 years and over age group, and 68.7% recordedat least one co-morbídíty, beíng mostpredomínant hígh bloodpressure (39.2%), díabetes (21.6%) obesíty (9.8%).

DISCUSSION: Severe presentatíons of COVID-19 and case fatalíty íncreases wíth age, and a greater part of the deaths are potentíated or determíned by the presence of coexístíng chroníc díseases. The rísk of hígher susceptíbílíty ís shown ín persons that are not kept under contínuous clínícal and therapeutíc follow-up wíth the necessary adjustments accordíng to the evolvíng progress of dísease.

Keywords : COVID-19; Syndemíc; Coexístíng Chroníc Díseases; Argentína; Neuquén.

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