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Table 2 Clinical course of patients (cohort n = 1871)

From: Preexisting respiratory diseases and clinical outcomes in COVID-19: a multihospital cohort study on predominantly African American population

Mortality 613 (32.8)
Mechanical ventilation 489 (26.1)
ICU admission 592 (31.6)
Admission disposition
 ER Visit Only (Discharged from ER) 165 (8.8)
 Inpatient Admission 1379 (73.7)
 Direct ER to ICU admission 327 (17.5)
Chest x-ray at admission 1821
 Infiltrates (unilateral/bilateral) 1242 (68.2)
 Atelectasis 208 (11.4)
 Pleural effusion 31 (1.7)
 Pulmonary vascular congestion/edema 106 (5.8)
 Normal 234 (12.9)
CT scan findings during admission 93
 Consolidation 15 (16.1)
 Ground glass opacities 59 (63.4)
 Pulmonary infiltrates (unilateral/bilateral) 11 (11.8)
 Interstitial abnormalities (reticular, fibrous stripes, interlobular septal thickening) 7 (7.5)
 Normal 1 (1.1)
Corticosteroids during admission 571
 Preexisting respiratory disease 230 (40.3)
 No preexisting respiratory disease 341 (59.7)
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