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CDC Study Find 61% of Teenagers Hospitalized For COVID-19 Were Obese

Research indicated obesity is the comorbidity factor related to COVID-19


The majority of American teenagers who were hospitalized for COVID-19 had obesity issues.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new study examining the hospitalizations of those under 18 during July and August. During those months of 2021, the delta variant was the dominant strain of the virus in the United States.

The CDC reviewed 915 cases of adolescent patients with COVID-19 that required hospitalization. All the cases were recorded at hospitals in the American South.

“Among patients aged 12–17 years, 61.4 percent had obesity,” the study concluded. It further noted that “60.5 percent of whom had severe obesity.”

Furthermore, 713 patients were hospitalized for COVID-19 alone and did not have another infection. Of these cases, about 68% had one or more underlying medical conditions. In addition to obesity, these conditions included asthma or reactive airway disease and feeding tube dependence.

Among the patients between 12 and 17, 272 were eligible for the vaccine, and one was fully vaccinated. The data shows there were 11 deaths among this age group.

“A higher percentage of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 with any underlying condition was admitted to the ICU (34.7%) compared with those without an underlying condition (18.5%),” reports the CDC. 

The agency also found that “the duration of hospitalization was longer for patients with obesity … than that for those without obesity” and “a higher proportion of patients with obesity were admitted to the ICU.”

In its analysis of the CDC’s study, Reason noted, “it remains the case that healthy children who do not have underlying health conditions—particularly obesity—are by and large safe from negative COVID-19 health outcomes.”

Obesity increased from 19% before the pandemic to 22% among people between the ages of 2 and 19, according to data from the CDC

A second study from the University of Michigan and Kaiser Permanente Southern California found young people gained more weight during the pandemic than before.

Expected annual weight again for severely obese children rose from 8.8 pounds before COVID-19 to 14.6 pounds as of August 2020.

“These findings underscore the importance of efforts to prevent excess weight gain during and following the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as during future public health emergencies, including increased access to efforts that promote healthy behaviors,” the study said. “These efforts could include screening by health care providers for BMI, food security, and social determinants of health, increased access to evidence-based pediatric weight management programs and food assistance resources, and state, community, and school resources to facilitate healthy eating, physical activity, and chronic disease prevention.”

A study from the Social Security Institute of the State of Mexico and Municipalities ranked obesity as the number one comorbidity factor associated with COVID-19.

Data indicates that an estimated 600 Americans under 18 have died from COVID-19.

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5 responses to “CDC Study Find 61% of Teenagers Hospitalized For COVID-19 Were Obese”

  1. JustAnotherPatriot says:

    If you’ve got a thyroid condition than I truly feel for you. But that’s a minority. What the fuck are you unhealthy losers waiting for? If the fear of dying from covid isn’t making you take care of yourself, but in fact making you do the opposite, then why should I care?

  2. HerrDoktor says:

    But muh body positivity!!

  3. Devilsgun says:

    People can act like it’s not a dick move to laugh at ‘fatties’ all they want but the truth is that they’re victims of our gov’t weaponized Ansel Keys lipid theory based fucked up food pyramid scheme and the toxic food industry that has grown around it. The ‘delicious and deadly trifecta’ of fats/sugars/salts has found its way into practically all pre-packaged and processed foods, and there are a lot of people who end up in a self-perpetuation cycle of destruction because the addictive nature of those foods causes obesity, which in turn demoralizes them to the point where they say “eh, fuck it… Have another burger (i.e. another dopamine hit)” because they can’t see any hope for a better future. Throw people who are disproportionately affected by our weaponized foods in a culture where there’s no upward mobility for millions, where the law hammers some classes mercilessly while letting obvious vile, crooked people get away with rape and plunder, hopelessly overinflated home values, suppressed wages, etc and many can and will decide that there’s no point in sacrificing to try for an unobtainable dream and that, yes, it’s probably best to ‘reward yourself’ with more food and at least die with a slightly less hollow feeling inside.

    You’re not ‘helping’ by dogging on fat people, you’re a bully that is piling on to someone who is suffering deeply and only adding to their burdens.

  4. Garce says:

    “@JimmytheG is obviously a fatphobic person because he thinks that plus sized people are less healthy than skinny people. You cant tell me that Im fat because Im plus sized. im just the new normal and you should conform to that you bigot!”

    -Morbidly obese lefty probably

  5. JimmyTheG says:

    so your telling me, that living a healthy life style, not being fat, and being well enough to not have any prior health conditions, I’m safe from covid? and they dont tell the American public this because it would be upsetting? blasphemy