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Males Experience Worse Problems with COVID-19, Says Study

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Researchers in Houston have found that men with COVID-19 are significantly more likely to experience complications from the disease, including death. According to an Houston Chronicle story, researchers used data from 96,000 patients who were tested at United Methodist in between March and August of last year. About 15 percent tested positive for the virus. They found that 34.1 percent of male patients required ICU care compared to 27.6 percent of females; 19 percent of males required ventilation compared to 14.7 percent of females, and 11.6 percent of males died in the hospital, compared to 8.3 percent of females.

Research in Europe and Asia showed similar results, but this report is the first for a major metropolitan area in the U.S., said the authors.

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