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Factors Associated with Mortality Among Elderly People in the COVID-19 Pandemic (SARS-CoV-2): A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Version 1 : Received: 15 February 2021 / Approved: 16 February 2021 / Online: 16 February 2021 (13:29:03 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 30 June 2021 / Approved: 1 July 2021 / Online: 1 July 2021 (11:21:00 CEST)

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Alves, V.P.; Casemiro, F.G.; Araujo, B.G.; Lima, M.A.S.; Oliveira, R.S.; Fernandes, F.T.S.; Gomes, A.V.C.; Gregori, D. Factors Associated with Mortality among Elderly People in the COVID-19 Pandemic (SARS-CoV-2): A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 8008. Alves, V.P.; Casemiro, F.G.; Araujo, B.G.; Lima, M.A.S.; Oliveira, R.S.; Fernandes, F.T.S.; Gomes, A.V.C.; Gregori, D. Factors Associated with Mortality among Elderly People in the COVID-19 Pandemic (SARS-CoV-2): A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 8008.

Journal reference: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 8008
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18158008

Abstract

Abstract: The objective of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the factors associated with mortality of elderly Italians diagnosed with the new coronavirus who resided in institutions or who were hospitalized as a result of the disease. Methods: A systematic review following the recommenda-tions of The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), where the PEO strategy was utilized - Population, Exposure and Outcome. P, being the elderly over 65 years old. E, the SARS-CoV_2 pandemic. O, mortality. The NCBI / PubMed, LILACS, EMBASE and CINAHL databases were used until July 31, 2020.; Results: Five Italian studies were included in the meta-analysis, with the number of elderly people varying between 18 and 1591 patients. The main morbidities presented by the elderly in the studies were: dementia, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and hypertension. Conclusions: The factors as-sociated with the mortality of elderly Italian people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 who lived in in-stitutions or who were hospitalized because of the disease were evaluated. It was found that de-mentia, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and hypertension are the main the main diagnosed dis-eases for mortality in elderly people with Covid-19.

Keywords

SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases (NCCDs); Clinical features; Institucionalized or hospitalized elderly; meta-analisys.

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