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Pettrone K, Burnett E, Link-Gelles R, Haight SC, Schrodt C, England L, Gomes DJ, Shamout M, O'Laughlin K, Kimball A, Blau EF, Ladva CN, Szablewski CM, Tobin-D'Angelo M, Oosmanally N, Drenzek C, Browning SD, Bruce BB, da Silva J, Gold JAW, Jackson BR, Morris SB, Natarajan P, Fanfair RN, Patel PR, Rogers-Brown J, Rossow J, Wong KK, Murphy DJ, Blum JM, Hollberg J, Lefkove B, Brown FW, Shimabukuro T, Midgley CM, Tate JE, Killerby ME. Characteristics and Risk Factors of Hospitalized and Nonhospitalized COVID-19 Patients, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March-April 2020. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2021 Jan 1; 27(4):1164-1168.
We compared the characteristics of hospitalized and nonhospitalized patients who had coronavirus disease in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. We found that risk for hospitalization increased with a patient's age and number of concurrent conditions. We also found a potential association between hospitalization and high hemoglobin A1c levels in persons with diabetes.