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Cleaner data confirm severe COVID-19 link to diabetes, hypertension

Key clinical point: Patients hospitalized for COVID-19 disease had high prevalence rates for diabetes and for hypertension.

Major finding: Among patients hospitalized for COVID-19, the prevalence of diabetes was 12% and hypertension was 17%.

Study details: A meta-analysis of 65 studies with 15,794 patients published during December 2019 to April 6, 2020.

Disclosures: The study received no commercial funding.


Barrera FJ et al. J Endocr Soc. 2020 July 21. doi: 10.1210/jendso/bvaa102.