Prevalence of smoking and incidence of initiation in the Latin American adult population: the PLATINO study

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BACKGROUND The PLATINO project was launched in 2002 in order to study the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Latin America. Because smoking is the main risk factor for COPD, detailed data on it were obtained. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the prevalence of smoking and incidence of initiation among middle-aged and older… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-151

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