A study says young men with low income and lower levels of education are more likely to die from COVID-19. Some factors like not being married or being born in low or middle-income countries relate to an imminent risk of dying from Covid-19, warn researchers.
You may be wondering that what is the logic behind it?
Well, the author of the study, Sven Drefahl from Stockholm University in Sweden, said, “We can show that there are independent effects of various separate risk factors that have been brought up in debates and news about Covid-19.”
“All of these factors are accordingly individually associated with a strongly elevated risk of dying from Covid-19,” Drefahl added.
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He claimed this on the basis of a study that was conducted by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare on all registered deaths from Covid-19 in Sweden for adults aged between 20 or older.
This also applies when the research took the income and the level of education into account.
The researchers found that this condition results in the elevated risk of dying from Covid-19 for this group as it remains controlled for circumstances such as income and level of education.
According to the study, being a young man or having a lower income and lower level of education also result in a strongly elevated risk of dying from Covid-19 because these aspects are similar to the pattern of mortality rates from other diseases.
The findings proved that men had more than twice as high a risk of dying from Covid-19 than women. The unmarried men and women (including those never married, widows/widowers, and the divorced) had 1.5-2 times as high a risk of dying from Covid-19 as those who were married.
Men generally have a higher mortality rate at comparable ages which is considered to be due to a combination of biology and lifestyle changes, according to the researchers.
Study author Gunnar Andersson said, “The fact that people with little education or a low income have higher mortality may largely be due to lifestyle factors, including finances — how much one can afford to prioritize bone’s health.”
“Similarly, we can explain the elevated mortality from Covid-19 for these groups,” Andersson added.
Therefore, the research team noted that a number of studies have been conducted on this earlier and have shown that single and unmarried people have a higher mortality rate from various diseases.