Journal article

Development and validation of a clinical and genetic model for predicting risk of severe COVID-19

Gillian S Dite, Nicholas M Murphy, Richard Allman

EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2021

Abstract

Clinical and genetic risk factors for severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are often considered independently and without knowledge of the magnitudes of their effects on risk. Using severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) positive participants from the UK Biobank, we developed and validated a clinical and genetic model to predict risk of severe COVID-19. We used multivariable logistic regression on a 70% training dataset and used the remaining 30% for validation. We also validated a previously published prototype model. In the validation dataset, our new model was associated with severe COVID-19 (odds ratio per quintile of risk = 1.77, 95% confidence interval (CI) ..

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