Research Article
Volume 5 Issue 7 - 2021
Sociodemographic Characterization of Domestic Deaths due to COVID19, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. 2020
Oscar Fawed Ortega Reyes1*, Edwin Eduardo Velásquez Maldonado2, Ana Gabriela Osorio Aguiluz3, Gabriel Enrique Leán Bueso3, Elmer Benjamín Hernández Santos3, Medardo Méndez Hernández3, Sidonia Valeska Matamoros Rodríguez3 and Ana Gabriela Méndez Hernández3
1Director Internacional en Métodos de Investigación Sanitario Social, Global Humana, Spain
2Doctor en Medicina y Cirugía, Especialista en Medicina Legal y Forense, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
3Doctor/a en Medicina y Cirugía, Universidad Católica de Honduras, Honduras
*Corresponding Author: Oscar Fawed Ortega Reyes, Director Internacional en Métodos de Investigación Sanitario Social, Global Humana, Spain.
Received: May 20, 2021; Published: June 29, 2021


Background: The current Covid-19 pandemic, produced by a mutant strain of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has generated a global economic, social and health crisis.

Objective: To descriptively analyze the surveys in deaths from COVID19, Tegucigalpa, January-December 2020.

Methodological Design: Type of cross-sectional descriptive study in which an analysis of the database of the field work of 523 surveys, sampling non-probabilistic at convenience, covering people over 18 years of age, with the execution of a positive or suspicious test; excluding those patients who generated an uprising with causes other than COVID19. The database that was executed using the Excel software was analyzed, however, the data was tabulated again in EpiInfoV.7.2. and with the Microsoft Office package.

Results: Men are the most affected with almost 50% (250). The age group most affected was those older than 72 years with 54% (282) and the mean age of the deceased was 49 years; mostly from urban areas with 95% (498). 45% (235) had no underlying disease, Ischemic Heart Disease was the predominant in 17% (89), followed by Diabetes Mellitus with almost 13% (66), in third place Arterial Hypertension was found with a 9% (49). At the level of diagnostic tests, it is known that 223 (43%) underwent rapid COVID19 tests, on the other hand, only 20 (4%) were performed postmortem. Attention actions and other types of procedures accumulate a total of 275 (53%) frequencies.

Conclusion: Men and people of advanced age were the most affected, chronic underlying diseases were present in almost 50% of the lifts studied.

Keywords: Coronavirus Infection; Pandemics; Honduras; Forensic


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