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Table 1 Clinical characteristic of cases

From: ‘Long COVID’: persistent COVID-19 symptoms in survivors managed in Lagos State, Nigeria

Patient Characteristics N = 274 (%)
Age [in years]
  ≤ 35 92 (33.6)
  > 35–49 105 (38.3)
 50 and above 77 (28.1)
Sex
 Male 181 (66.1)
 Female 93 (33.9)
Comorbidity
 Present 59 (21.5)
 Absent 215 (78.5)
aComorbidity n = 59
 Diabetes (DM) 9 (15.3)
 Hypertension (HTN) 43 (72.9)
 Asthma 2 (3.4)
 Peptic Ulcer Disease 4 (6.8)
 Rheumatoid Arthritis 3 (5.1)
bOther 5 (8.5)
Initial COVID-19 severity
 Asymptomatic 21 (7.7)
 Mild 139 (50.7)
 Moderate 107 (39.0)
 Severe 7 (2.6)
Number of comorbid conditions
 No comorbid condition 215 (78.5)
 1 comorbid condition 52 (19.0)
 2 or more comorbid conditions 7 (2.5)
Persistent symptoms
 Present 112 (40.9)
 Absent 162 (59.1)
Number of Persistent symptoms
 Absent 162 (59.1)
 1 persistent symptom 31 (11.3)
 2 persistent symptoms 27 (9.9)
 3 or more persistent symptoms 54 (19.7)
 Days after discharge, median [mean; SD] 15 days [mean: 15.6; SD ± 6.6]
  1. a Three participants had both DM and HTN. b Other: One patient each had sickle cell disease, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, chronic heart disease, glaucoma, and a psychiatric condition
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