Changes in mortality among US adults with COPD in two national cohorts recruited from 1971-1975 and 1988-1994.

@article{Ford2012ChangesIM,
  title={Changes in mortality among US adults with COPD in two national cohorts recruited from 1971-1975 and 1988-1994.},
  author={Earl S. Ford and David M Mannino and Guixiang Zhao and Chaoyang Li and Janet B. Croft},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2012},
  volume={141 1},
  pages={101-110}
}
BACKGROUND COPD is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. Our objective was to examine changes in the mortality rate among persons with COPD in the United States. METHODS We conducted prospective studies using data from 5,185 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study (baseline examination from 1971-1975; follow-up from 1992-1993) and 10,954 participants of the NHANES III Linked Mortality Study (baseline… CONTINUE READING

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