African Journal of
Medical and Health Sciences

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE FEDERAL TEACHING HOSPITAL, ABAKALIKI, NIGERIA
  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Med. Health Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2384-5589
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMHS
  • Start Year: 2017
  • Published Articles: 79

Full Length Research Paper

Unveiling the hidden battle: Impact of Charlson comorbidities index on critical illness rate and mortality among hospitalized COVID-19 patients, comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in Kenya: A retrospective study

Isinta M. Elijah
  • Isinta M. Elijah
  • Beijing Key Laboratory of Clinical Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Capital Medical University, Beijing, 100069, China.
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W. Kitagwa
  • W. Kitagwa
  • Department of Public Health 2030-20200, School of Health Sciences Kericho, University of Kabianga, Kenya.
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Dabo G Halake
  • Dabo G Halake
  • Department of Environmental Health and Disease Control, School of Public Health, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi 62000-00200, Kenya.
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Youxin Wang
  • Youxin Wang
  • Centre for Precision Medicine, Edith Cowan University, Perth 60127, Australia.
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  •  Received: 11 July 2023
  •  Accepted: 11 December 2023
  •  Published: 31 January 2024

How to cite this article

APA /
Elijah, I. M., Kitagwa, W., Halake, D. G., & Wang, Y. (2024). Unveiling the hidden battle: Impact of Charlson comorbidities index on critical illness rate and mortality among hospitalized COVID-19 patients, comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in Kenya: A retrospective study. African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 24(1), 1-12.
Chicago /
Isinta M. Elijah, W. Kitagwa, Dabo G Halake and Youxin Wang,  . "Unveiling the hidden battle: Impact of Charlson comorbidities index on critical illness rate and mortality among hospitalized COVID-19 patients, comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in Kenya: A retrospective study." African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences 24, no. 1 (2024): 1-12.
MLA /
Isinta M. Elijah, et al. "Unveiling the hidden battle: Impact of Charlson comorbidities index on critical illness rate and mortality among hospitalized COVID-19 patients, comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in Kenya: A retrospective study." African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences 24.1 (2024): 1-12.