Underestimation of mortality due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Kentucky.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mortality may be underestimated because it is frequently listed as a contributory cause of death, rather then the underlying cause of death, on state death certificates. Contributory causes of death are not counted in mortality statistics. This may underestimate the true burden of disease. OBJECTIVE… (More)

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@article{Hughes2006UnderestimationOM, title={Underestimation of mortality due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Kentucky.}, author={Therese S Hughes and Susan B. Muldoon and David J. Tollerud}, journal={The Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association}, year={2006}, volume={104 8}, pages={331-9} }