Received: 10 February 2020
Accepted: 20 July 2020
First Online: 15 October 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Rome Longitudinal Study is part of the Italian National Statistical Program and was approved by the Italian Data Protection Authority. The Department of Epidemiology of the Lazio Regional Health Service is permitted by the Lazio Region Committee to manage and to analyse data from regional health information systems for epidemiological purposes. Patients’ data were completely anonymized, de-identified and analyzed in aggregate form for statistical purposes. Results are shown in aggregate form. Therefore, no informed consent and no Ethics Committee approval were required.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.