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Table 1 Determinants of persistent post-COVID-19 symptoms and symptom score in the included patients (n = 430)

From: Determinants of persistent post-COVID-19 symptoms: value of a novel COVID-19 symptom score

  N (%) Mean score P value*
Age (years)
< 25 58 (13.5%) 12.9 ± 13.5 0.393
25–40 227 (52.8%) 12.6 ± 12.3
> 40 145 (33.7%) 14.0 ± 12.7
Gender
Male 156 (36.3%) 13.2 ± 12.5 0.998
Female 274 (63.7%) 13.1 ± 12.6
BMI
Underweight 147 (34.2%) 11.9 ± 13.6 0.107
Normal 120 (27.9%) 13.6 ± 11.4
Overweight 52 (12.1%) 14.4 ± 15.2
Obese 66 (15.3%) 14.5 ± 12.6
Smoking
Nonsmoker 371 (86.3%) 12.9 ± 12.8 0.138
Current smoker 26 (6%) 13.3 ± 10.8
Ex-smoker 33 (7.7%) 16.1 ± 11.8
Hospital admission during illness
Yes 103 (24%) 14.0 ± 12.4 0.216
No 327 (76%) 12.8 ± 12.7
Need of oxygen therapy
Yes 72 (16.7%) 17.4 ± 12.5 < 0.001^
No 358 (83.3%) 12.3 ± 12.4
ICU admission
Yes 20 (4.7%) 17.3 ± 12.3 0.066
No 410 (95.3%) 12.9 ± 12.6
  1. *Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests were uses
  2. ^Significant p value