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Patterns and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in urban and rural China: A community-based survey of 25 000 adults across 10 regions

OP Kurmi, KJ Davis, KB Hubert Lam, Y Guo, J Vaucher, D Bennett, J Wang, Z Bian, H Du, L Li, R Clarke, Z Chen, J Chen, R Collins, J Lv, R Peto, R Walters, D Avery, R Boxall, Y Chang Show all

BMJ Open Respiratory Research | Published : 2018


IntroductionChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death worldwide, with COPD deaths in China accounting for one-third of all such deaths. However, there is limited available evidence on the management of COPD in China.MethodsA random sample of 25 011 participants in the China Kadoorie Biobank, aged 38–87 years, from 10 regions in China was surveyed in 2013–2014. Data were collected using interviewer-administered questionnaires on the diagnosis (‘doctor-diagnosed’ or ‘symptoms-based’) and management of COPD (including use of medication and other healthcare resources), awareness of diagnosis and severity of symptoms in COPD cases.ResultsOverall, 6.3% of the..

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