Prevalence of airflow obstruction and reduced forced vital capacity in an Aboriginal Australian population: The cross-sectional BOLD study.
Nathania AJB Cooksley, David Atkinson, Guy B Marks, Brett G Toelle, David Reeve, David P Johns, Michael J Abramson, Deborah L Burton, Alan L James, Richard Wood-Baker, E Haydn Walters, A Sonia Buist, Graeme P Maguire
Respirology | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Mortality and hospital separation data suggest a higher burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in indigenous than non-indigenous subpopulations of high-income countries. This study sought to accurately measure the true prevalence of post-bronchodilator airflow obstruction and forced vital capacity reduction in representative samples of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. METHODS: This study applies cross-sectional population-based survey of Aboriginal and non-Indigenous residents of the Kimberley region of Western Australia aged 40 years or older, following the international Burden Of Lung Disease (BOLD) protocol. Quality-controlled spirometry..View full abstract