COVED project: Data variables

Variables for which data is being collected at the commencement of the COVED Project

Variable Type Domain
Demographics and history
Age (years) Continuous 18 to 120
Sex Binary Male or Female
Overseas Travel Binary Yes or No
Close contact with confirmed COVID-19 case Binary Yes or No
Residential care facility resident Binary Yes or No
Healthcare worker Binary Yes or No
Comorbidities

Chronic respiratory disease

Chronic cardiac disease

Chronic hypertension

Diabetes mellitus

Smoker or ex-smoker

Obesity

Current known cancer

Immunosuppression

Other

 

Binary

Binary

Binary

Binary

Binary

Binary

Binary

Binary

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Yes or No

Yes or No

Yes or No

Yes or No

Yes or No

Yes or No

Yes or No

Yes or No

Yes or No

Symptoms
Coryza Binary Yes or No
Fever Binary Yes or No
Cough Binary Yes or No
Sore Throat Binary Yes or No
Dyspnoea Binary Yes or No
Diarrhoea Binary Yes or No
Anosmia and/or dysgeusia Binary Yes or No
Signs
Vital signs

Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)

Heart rate (beats/min)

Respiratory rate (breaths/min)

Temperature (degrees Celsius)

GCS

 

Continuous

Continuous

Continuous

Continuous

Ordinal

 

0-300

0-300

0-50

20-50

3-15

Abnormalities on Chest Auscultation Binary Yes or No
Investigations
Abnormalities on Chest XRay Binary Yes or No
Blood test results (ED) Numerical Test specific
SARS-CoV-2 test result Binary Positive or negative
Management in the ED
Oxygen delivery methods in the ED:

Nasal prongs

Mask

High flow nasal

Non-invasive

Ventilated

 

Binary

Binary

Binary

Binary

Binary

 

Yes or No

Yes or No

Yes or No

Yes or No

Yes or No

Intubation in the ED Binary Yes or No
Disposition
Hospital admission Binary Yes or No
ICU admission Binary Yes or No
Mechanical ventilation during admission Binary Yes or No
Number of ventilation free days (days) Continuous 0-Maximum
Hospital length of stay (days) Continuous 0-Maximum
Death in hospital Binary Yes or No