NEW DELHI, Nov. 8, 2023 (TBINN)
People with childhood trauma, like abuse or neglect, were more likely to be hospitalised or die from COVID-19 in adulthood, a new study has found.
Analysing data of more than 1,51,200 (1.5 lakhs) adults of middle age or older in United Kingdom, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, U.S., found that higher self-reported childhood adversity was linked to 12-25 per cent higher odds of COVID-19 hospitalisation and mortality.
The study is published in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The researchers said their findings highlighted how trauma early in life can have long-lasting impacts on health decades later.