Airway obstruction in relation to symptoms in chronic respiratory disease--a nationally representative population study.

@article{Hertzen2000AirwayOI,
  title={Airway obstruction in relation to symptoms in chronic respiratory disease--a nationally representative population study.},
  author={Leena C von Hertzen and Antti R Reunanen and Olli Impivaara and Esko A M{\"a}lki{\"a} and Arpo J Aromaa},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={94 4},
  pages={
          356-63
        }
}
We examined the severity of airway obstruction and the occurrence of respiratory symptoms in a large, nationally representative population sample and in a subgroup of subjects with chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema to obtain information for developing national prevention and treatment strategies for these diseases. The study population comprised of 7217 randomly selected subjects (aged 30 years and older) who participated in a comprehensive health examination survey. The 'cases' were subjects… CONTINUE READING

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