Why Is Covid-19 Killing Almost Twice As Many Men As Women In Spain?

Although both sexes are evenly disposed to be struck by Covid-19, the fatality rate is more prominent among male patients, according to a new statement from the Carlos III Health Institute.

With more than 80,000 cases and nearly 7,000 deaths, the profile of the people who are dying in Spain from the Covid-19 disease caused by the coronavirus is growing clearer. The most typical victim is male, above the age of 80, and with prior health conditions – in particular, heart-related.

That’s from a report by the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII), which analysed 16,000 coronavirus cases, among which there were 566 deaths. The data shows that while the condition only affects slightly more men than women (52%), the number of men who died in this data sample was almost double that of the number of women: 376 compared to 190.

With no clinical studies to refine the risk factors, all the evidence thus far points to the importance of previous illnesses regarding mortality rates. The illness appears to affect certain risk groups more. In essence, those with high blood pressure, respiratory problems, and diabetics have higher mortality rates. And because these illnesses affect more men than women, as a result, men are suffering higher Covid-19 death rates.

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