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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease mortality and prevalence: the associations with smoking and poverty--a BOLD analysis.

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Background

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a commonly reported cause of death and associated with smoking. However, COPD mortality is high in poor countries with low smoking rates. Spirometric restriction predicts mortality better than airflow obstruction, suggesting that the prevalence of restriction could explain mortality rates attributed to COPD. We have studied associations between mortality from COPD and low lung function, and between both lung function and d...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1136/thoraxjnl-2013-204460

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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Thorax Journal website
Volume:
69
Issue:
5
Pages:
465-473
Publication date:
2013-12-05
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EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
URN:
uuid:82785a96-4fe9-40b5-8189-1678ef4e706e
Source identifiers:
566476
Local pid:
pubs:566476

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