This journal only 2021, Number 3 Rev CONAMED 2021; 26 (3) Morbi-mortality in women and men health workers infected with COVID-19 in Mexico City: a descriptive cross-sectional study Camacho-Servín BA, Hernández-Lemus E, Martínez-García M Full text How to cite this article 10.35366/101676 × DOI DOI: 10.35366/101676 URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.35366/101676 Language: Spanish References: 25 Page: 116-125 PDF size: 160.76 Kb. Key words: Healthcare workers, COVID-19 pandemic, comorbidities, risk factors, mortality. ABSTRACT This study describes some clinical characteristics and risk factors of women and men, health workers in Mexico City (CDMX), with a confirmed diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2, between January 1, 2020 and March 3, 2021. The study design was descriptive and cross-sectional. The data were obtained from the General Directorate of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health of Mexico. The sample was divided between women and men. Results for continuous variables were reported using median and interquartile ranges. Categorical variables were reported as frequencies and percentages. The results showed that, in just over a year in CDMX, the cases of health workers with confirmed diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 were 17,203: 10,751 women and 6,452 men. Among them, 284 cases of mortality were reported, 86 female and 198 male. The symptoms most commonly reported in women and men respectively, were headache (77 and 72.9%), cough (69.2 and 69.7%), and fever (47.7 and 58.4%). The comorbidities that occurred in highest proportion in women and men respectively were obesity (15.2 and 14.2%), hypertension (9.2 and 11.5%), and diabetes (6.3 and 6.9%). On the other hand, smoking was a risk factor with a lower proportion in females than in men (7.1 vs 11.3%). This takes special relevance as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused very high morbidity and mortality in the world and the case of health workers has been no exception. 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