Table 1

Prevalence of cardiopulmonary comorbidities in covid-19 disease in the USA and China compared with the general population

Geographic regionCOVID-19General population
USAChinaUSA
(>20 years of age)
China
(>15 years of age)
Total number716244 672265 millionVarious
Diabetes mellitus10.9%5.3%9.8%10.9%
Hypertension---12.8%45.6%23.2%
Cardiovascular disease9.0%4.2%9.0%3.7%*
Obesity48.3%---31.2%11.9%
Chronic lung disease9.2%2.4%5.9%†8.6%
Source (reference)CDC74 Chinese
CDC5
AHA75
Croft et al 76
Hu et al 77
  • *Combination of cerebrovascular disease, acute myocardial infarction, and heart failure.

  • †Chronic obstructive lung disease only.

  • AHA, American Heart Association; CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention.