Prevalence and risk factors for chronic bronchitis in Pelotas, RS, Brazil: a population-based study.

@article{Menezes1994PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk factors for chronic bronchitis in Pelotas, RS, Brazil: a population-based study.},
  author={Ana B Menezes and C{\'e}sar Gomes Victora and M Rigatto},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1994},
  volume={49 12},
  pages={1217-21}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic bronchitis causes high morbidity and mortality throughout the world. It is basically a preventable disease. However, few population based studies of chronic bronchitis have been carried out in less developed countries. METHODS A population based cross sectional survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of chronic bronchitis and associated risk factors in an urban area (Pelotas) of southern Brazil. 1053 subjects aged 40 years and over (90.3% of eligible subjects) were… CONTINUE READING

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