The goal of this paper was to assess if mortality in COVID-19 positive patients is affected by a history of asthma in anamnesis. A total of 48,640 COVID-19 positive patients were included in our analysis. A propensity score matching was carried out to match each asthma patient with two patients without history of chronic respiratory diseases in one stratum. Matching was based on age, comorbidity score, and gender. Conditional logistics regression was used to compute within each strata. There were 5,557 strata in this model. We included asthma, ethnicity, race, and BMI as risk factors. The results showed that the presence of asthma in anamnesis is a statistically significant protective factor from mortality in COVID-19 positive patients.
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