The COVID-19 Citizen Science team recently published results from the study in a peer-reviewed paper titled, “Characteristics and Behaviors Associated with Prevalent SARS-CoV-2 Infection.” The researchers used survey responses from over 36,000 Citizen Scientists in 113 countries and all 50 states in the U.S. to determine which factors are statistically associated with a history of COVID-19 infection.
After rigorous statistical modeling, the researchers found that being a healthcare provider, living with at least one school-aged child, having pets at home (especially dogs), and having immunodeficiency were each associated with an increased chance of COVID-19 infection.
In contrast, Citizen Scientists reporting Asian or Pacific Islander race, receiving a flu shot in the past year, a higher level of education, and marijuana use within the last 30 days were each associated with a decreased chance of COVID-19 infection.
Click here to read the full article in the International Journal of General Medicine, and remember, we couldn’t do this important research without Citizen Scientists like you! Thank you for your continued participation, and be on the lookout for more publications coming soon!