Every third Coronavirus patient had obesity as a risk factor

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29 percent in a sample of admitted Coronavirus patients had obesity as a risk factor, according to figures from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH).

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According to Dagsavisen, the figure, which is taken from the Norwegian intensive care and pandemic register, appears in the weekly report from FHI in week 29.

It is based on a sample of 482 patients who had information on body mass index (BMI).

– “The Coronavirus epidemic shows the connection between infectious diseases, such as Covid-19, and non-communicable diseases such as overweight and obesity,” says Knut-Inge Klepp, area director for mental and physical health at FHI.

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