Mobile X-ray equipment

4. Patient demographics

According to Huang et al (13), the majority of patients are male, having other primary diseases, including diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular problems. In this study, it was observed that the average age was 49 years-old (IQR 41–58). The main symptoms presented by the patients were fever, cough, dyspnoea and myalgia or fatigue. Other symptoms less frequent included sputum production, headache, haemoptysis and diarrhea (13,14,15). The patients with dyspnoea had computed tomography (CT) presenting signs of pneumonia (Tables 3 and 4).

Table 3 – Patient demographics: age and gender (adapted from The Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Emergency Response Epidemiology Team (16)


Table 4 – Patient demographics – previous illness (adapted from The Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Emergency Response Epidemiology Team (16))