[Chronic obstructive lung disease in the general population. An epidemiologic study performed in Guipúzcoa].

@article{Jordn1998ChronicOL,
  title={[Chronic obstructive lung disease in the general population. An epidemiologic study performed in Guip{\'u}zcoa].},
  author={L Marco Jord{\'a}n and J C Mart{\'i}n Berra and M Corres I{\~n}igo and R Luque D{\'i}ez and Gabriel Zubillaga Garmendia},
  journal={Archivos de bronconeumologia},
  year={1998},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={
          23-7
        }
}
To perform a cross-sectional descriptive study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the general population. We studied 600 men aged between 40 and 60 from a random sample (69.9% of the total, 76.6% eligible subjects). Each subject answered a questionnaire, underwent spirometric testing and measurement of CO in expired air. Smokers accounted for 50.8% of the sample, although only 24.8% of the population had CO levels in expired air greater than 10 ppm. The prevalence of chronic bronchitis… CONTINUE READING

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