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Table 2 Diagnosis of COVID-19 and definitions of obesity in the included studies

From: Obesity is associated with severe disease and mortality in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): a meta-analysis

Author Diagnosis of COVID-19 Definitions of obesity
Philip Zachariah RT-PCR CDC’s child and teen body mass index
Eduardo Hernández-Gardu RT-PCR NA
Omar Yaxmehen Bello-Chavolla SARS-CoV-2 testing and signs of breathing difficulty or deaths NA
Simon de Lusignan RT-PCR BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
Malcolm Lemyze RT-PCR and typical clinical presentation and imaging features on CT scan BMI > 30 kg/m2
Marie E RT-PCR BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
Mark Hamer RT-PCR obese ≥ 30 kg/m2
Eboni G RT-PCR BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
Christopher M Petrilli RT-PCR BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
Céline Louapre RT-PCR BMI > 30 kg/m2
Frederick S RT-PCR BMI > 30 kg/m2
QingxianCai RT-PCR BMI ≥ 28 kg/m2
Kenneth I high-throughput sequencing or RT-PCR BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2
Ling Hu clinical presentation, characteristic CT image, and/or leukopenia and lymphopenia BMI > 30 kg/m2
Rui Huang RT-PCR BMI ≥ 28 kg/m2
Nikroo Hashemi RT-PCR NA
Stefano Di Bella RT-PCR BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
Kaveh Hajifathalian RT-PCR BMI > 30 kg/m2
Luca Busetto RT-PCR BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
Markos Kalligeros NA BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
rthur Simonnet RT-PCR BMI > 30 kg/m2
Mohamed Nakeshbandi RT-PCR BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
Geehan Suleyman NA BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2
Michael G Argenziano RT-PCR BMI > 30 kg/m2
J.M. Urra RT-PCR BMI > 30 kg/m2
Matteo Rottoli RT-PCR BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
Jerry Y. Chao RT-PCR BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
Natasha N. Pettit RT-PCR BMI > 30 kg/m2
Bo Wang RT-PCR BMI > 30 kg/m2
Xiao Wu NA NA
Juan Pablo Escalera-Antezana RT-PCR NA
Nicole M Kuderer NA NA
Eyal Klang RT-PCR BMI > 30 kg/m2
Andrea Giacomelli RT-PCR BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
Annemarie B Docherty NA NA
Leonidas Palaiodimos NA BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2
Yudong Peng RT-PCR BMI ≥ 24 kg/m2
Ming Deng RT-PCR NA
Marta Crespo NA NA
Danielle Toussie RT-PCR BMI > 30 kg/m2
Michelle Elias RT-PCR BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
Sudham Chand RT-PCR BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
Justin S. Brandt RT-PCR BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
Astrid Lie `vre RT-PCR BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2