Determinants of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Chinese patients in Hong Kong.

@article{Chanyeung2007DeterminantsOC,
  title={Determinants of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Chinese patients in Hong Kong.},
  author={M Chan-yeung and Alice Sheng-Sheng Ho and Amy H. K. Cheung and R. T. Liu and Wilson K S Yee and K M Sin and Maureen M L Wong and C W Lam and Kah Sieong Chan and Wah Kit Lam},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2007},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={502-7}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is rising in many parts of the world. This is a study of risk factors for COPD in Chinese patients in Hong Kong. DESIGN Case-control study matched by sex and age (+/-5 years). METHODS A total of 289 consecutive patients with COPD were recruited from out-patient clinics while healthy controls were recruited from two sources: random population and community centres for senior citizens. All patients and controls… CONTINUE READING

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