Table 4

Number and proportion of COVID-19-related threads and posts contained within COVID-19-related threads that mention a comorbidity

ComorbidityNumber of threads, n (%)*Number of posts contained within threads, n (%)†
No condition of interest2340 (70.0)34 201 (76.2)
Autoimmune disorders254 (7.6)2739 (6.1)
Cancer223 (6.7)2114 (4.7)
Respiratory150 (4.5)1905 (4.2)
Cardiovascular/stroke133 (4.0)1583 (3.5)
Diabetes45 (1.3)295 (0.7)
Mental disorders215 (6.4)2243 (5.0)
  • Percentages do not add up to 100% because some threads contained mentions of more than one comorbidity.

  • *Percentage is calculated as number of mentions of comorbidities/total threads (N=3342).

  • ‚ĆPercentage is calculated as number of posts/total posts (N=44 894).