Patterns and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in urban and rural China: a community-based survey of 25 000 adults across 10 regions.
Om P Kurmi, Kourtney J Davis, Kin Bong Hubert Lam, Yu Guo, Julien Vaucher, Derrick Bennett, Jenny Wang, Zheng Bian, Huaidong Du, Liming Li, Robert Clarke, Zhengming Chen
BMJ Open Respiratory Research | Published : 2018
Introduction: Chronic 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. Methods: A 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. Results: Overall, 6.3..View full abstract