An index of risk for obstructive airways disease.

  title={An index of risk for obstructive airways disease.},
  author={Millicent W Higgins and Jacob B. Keller and Minerva Becker and William F. Howatt and J. Richard Landis and H A Rotman and John G. Weg and I T Higgins},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  volume={125 2},
Predictors of obstructive airways disease (OAD) have been identified, and models for estimating risk of developing OAD have been derived for the adult population of Tecumseh. Men and women 16 to 64 yr of age when first studied were reexamined after an average interval of 15 yr. Incidence rates of OAD increased with age and were higher in men than in women more than 45 yr of age. Incidence rates were significantly higher in men and women with low degrees of lung function initially, and in… CONTINUE READING
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