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Correlation of overweight condition and obesity with mortality by COVID-19 in Brazil's state capitals

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism, April 2021
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Title
Correlation of overweight condition and obesity with mortality by COVID-19 in Brazil's state capitals
Published in
Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism, April 2021
DOI 10.20945/2359-3997000000351
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Authors

Raquel Alencastro Veiga Domingues Carneiro, Danúbia Hillesheim, Ana Luiza Curi Hallal

Abstract

To evaluate the correlation between the prevalence of overweight condition and obesity with mortality rates due to COVID-19 in Brazil's state capitals. This is an ecological study, whose units of analysis were the 26 state capitals and the Federal District of Brazil. Prevalence was estimated by the results of the Vigilância de Fatores de Risco e Proteção para Doenças Crônicas por Inquérito Telefônico 2019 (VIGITEL). The general mortality rates due to COVID-19 were collected on the official website of the Brazilian Ministry of Health (MH) and stratified by the same Brazilian capitals evaluated in the VIGITEL survey. The rates included the period between the 1st and 29th Epidemiological Weeks of 2020. The Partial Correlation Test (r) was used, controlled for confounding factors, to evaluate the correlation between the prevalence of overweight/obesity and the overall mortality rates due to COVID-19. The mean mortality rate for COVID-19 in the period was 65.1 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. Regarding the prevalence of obesity and overweight, 20.2% and 54.7% were the mean values observed in the state capitals, respectively. The prevalence of obesity was positively correlated with the overall mortality rate due to COVID-19, with mean positive correlation (r=0.380) and statistically significant correlation (p=0.034). This study pointed out that, at the aggregate level, there is a concomitant and correlated increase in mortality rates due to COVID-19 and prevalence of obesity in Brazilian capitals. The data found may contribute to actions to cope with the pandemic aimed at this population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Librarian 3 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 14%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Student > Postgraduate 2 10%
Student > Master 1 5%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 7 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 14%
Social Sciences 2 10%
Arts and Humanities 1 5%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 8 38%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 August 2021.
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