Association and Effect of Sociodemographics on the Severity and Risk of Mortality in Hospital Admissions for Headache

Supriya A. Bhupathy, BA

AHSAM 2020 - Poster session
Published on July 23, 2020

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Key messages

  • This study assessed differences in the severity and risk of mortality in 4859 patients presenting with headaches based on race, gender, age, and insurance type (socioeconomic status).
  • No strong associations were found between patient gender and severity of headache presentation, although being female was protective against moderate and high risk of mortality; non-White and non-African American/Black races were less likely to experience high severity and high mortality headaches.
  • Younger age was protective against headaches of moderate severity and moderate risk of mortality, but advanced age increased the odds of moderate and high severity of headaches as well as moderate and high risk headaches; Medicare insurance was correlated with more headaches of moderate and high severity.
  • Podcast by Supriya A. Bhupathy, BA

Key messages

  • This study assessed differences in the severity and risk of mortality in 4859 patients presenting with headaches based on race, gender, age, and insurance type (socioeconomic status).
  • No strong associations were found between patient gender and severity of headache presentation, although being female was protective against moderate and high risk of mortality; non-White and non-African American/Black races were less likely to experience high severity and high mortality headaches.
  • Younger age was protective against headaches of moderate severity and moderate risk of mortality, but advanced age increased the odds of moderate and high severity of headaches as well as moderate and high risk headaches; Medicare insurance was correlated with more headaches of moderate and high severity.

Podcast by Supriya A. Bhupathy, BA

Supriya A. Bhupathy, BA
Medical Student
California University of Science and Medicine
Riverside, California

 

Supriya Bhupathy, BA, is a medical student at California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM) in San Bernardino, California. She earned her bachelor's degree in physics from Whittier College while engaging in reserach in the fields of computational physics, quantum mechanics, and biophysics. Upon admission to CUSM, Supriya continued pursuing research, including projects in neurology, global health, medical education, and internal medicine. She hopes to integrate research into her future practice of clinical medicine.

 

Supriya A. Bhupathy, B.A.: I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.



Headache
Sociodemographics


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