Are social, behavioral risk factors associated with mortality among us veterans with COVID-19?


What The Study Did:

An observational

study of more than 27,000


veterans who received a positive test


result for COVID-19 reports that risk factors such as


housing problems, financial hardship,


alcohol use, tobacco use and substance


use weren’t associated with higher


mortality.


Authors:


J. Daniel Kelly, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of


California, San Francisco,


is the

corresponding author.


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