COPD and its association with smoking in the Mainland China: a cross-sectional analysis of 0.5 million men and women from ten diverse areas

@inproceedings{Kurmi2015COPDAI,
  title={COPD and its association with smoking in the Mainland China: a cross-sectional analysis of 0.5 million men and women from ten diverse areas},
  author={Om P Kurmi and Li-ming Li and Jenny Hue Jiuan Wang and Iona Y. Millwood and Junshi Chen and Rory Collins and Y. A. Guo and Zheng Bian and Jiangtao Li and Biyun Chen and Kaixu Xie and Weifan Jia and Yali Gao and Richard Peto and Zhengming Chen},
  booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  year={2015}
}
PURPOSE In adult Chinese men, smoking prevalence is high, but little is known about its association with chronic respiratory disease, which is still poorly diagnosed and managed. METHODS A nationwide study recruited 0.5 million men and women aged 30-79 years during 2004-2008 from ten geographically diverse areas across the Mainland China. Information was collected from each participant regarding smoking and self-reported physician diagnosis of chronic bronchitis/emphysema (CB/E), along with… CONTINUE READING
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