Prior TB, smoking, and airflow obstruction: a cross-sectional analysis of the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study.

@article{Lam2010PriorTS,
  title={Prior TB, smoking, and airflow obstruction: a cross-sectional analysis of the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study.},
  author={K. Lam and C. Jiang and R. Jordan and Martin R Miller and W. Zhang and K. Cheng and T. Lam and P. Adab},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2010},
  volume={137 3},
  pages={
          593-600
        }
}
BACKGROUND Prior pulmonary TB has been shown to be associated with a higher risk of airflow obstruction, which is the hallmark of COPD, but whether smoking modifies this relationship is unclear. We investigated the relationships between prior TB, smoking, and airflow obstruction in a Chinese population sample. METHODS Participants in the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study underwent spirometry, chest radiography, and a structured interview on lifestyle and exposures. Prior TB was defined as the… Expand
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