Age-Period-Cohort Analysis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Mortality in Japan, 1950–2004

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BACKGROUND We examined trends in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mortality in Japan. METHODS An age-period-cohort model was used to examine trends in COPD mortality by age, time period, and birth cohort among adults aged 40 years or older from 1950 to 2004. RESULTS During the study period, the age-standardized rate of COPD mortality… (More)

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@inproceedings{Pham2012AgePeriodCohortAO, title={Age-Period-Cohort Analysis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Mortality in Japan, 1950–2004}, author={Truong-Minh Pham and Kotaro Ozasa and Tatsuhiko Kubo and Yoshihisa Fujino and Ritsu Sakata and Eric J. Grant and Shinya Matsuda and Takesumi Yoshimura}, booktitle={Journal of epidemiology}, year={2012} }