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Determinants of underdiagnosis of COPD in national and international surveys

Abstract:
Background: COPD ranks within the top three causes of mortality in the global burden of disease, yet it remains largely underdiagnosed. We assessed the underdiagnosis of COPD and its determinants in national and international surveys of general populations. Methods: We analyzed representative samples of adults aged ≥ 40 years randomly selected from well-defined administrative areas worldwide (44 sites from 27 countries). Postbronchodilator FEV1/FVC < lo... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1378/chest.14-2535

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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Chest Journal website
Volume:
148
Issue:
4
Pages:
971-985
Publication date:
2015-10-05
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ISSN:
0012-3692
URN:
uuid:15ff734a-8964-462f-b692-79d60c3a1ea3
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581341
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pubs:581341

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