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Men at higher risk of death from Covid-19 than women

  • Published at 05:32 pm June 23rd, 2020
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'Hypertension, diabetes, mellitus and chronic renal disease are all more common among men than women, which is why men are at greater risk of death from Covid-19'

Men are at higher risk of death from Covid-19 than women, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Additional Director General (Administration) Prof Nasima Sultana has said.

“The infection rate is lower among women for genetic reasons. A greater portion of men are also affected by non-communicable diseases because their occupational exposure is higher,” she said.

“Hypertension, diabetes, mellitus and chronic renal disease are all more common among men than women, which is why men are at greater risk of death from Covid-19,” the DGHS additional director added.

 “Men are also more prone to smoking, alcohol abuse and low rate of social isolation,” she further said.

Jarima Sharma and Erin de Mycos have published an article on the matter on sciencedirect.com, based on the global health report on May 4.   Prof Nasima shared the information during Tuesday’s regular health bulletin on the pandemic.

She urged men to be more careful and aware due to the greater risk from Covid-19.

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