The silent epidemic among Wisconsin women: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease trends, 1980-2000.


PURPOSE To investigate trends in mortality from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Wisconsin. METHODS COPD mortality data for those 45 years of age and older were extracted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention WONDER database and analyzed. Rates were adjusted to the 2000 US Census. RESULTS In Wisconsin, the mortality rate… (More)


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