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Decreased prevalence of moderate to severe COPD over 15 years in northern Sweden
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The OLIN Unit, Umeå University.
Department of Internal Medicine, Central County Hospital of Halmstad.
National Institute for Working Life, Norrbottens Läns Landsting, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The OLIN Unit, Umeå University, Karolinska Institutet, Lung and Allergy Research.
OLIN studies, Norrbotten County Council, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The OLIN Unit, Umeå University.
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2016 (English)In: Respiratory Medicine, ISSN 0954-6111, E-ISSN 1532-3064, Vol. 114, p. 103-110Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background The burden of COPD in terms of mortality, morbidity, costs and prevalence has increased worldwide. Recent results on prevalence in Western Europe are conflicting. In Sweden smoking prevalence has steadily decreased over the past 30 years. Aim The aim was to study changes in prevalence and risk factor patterns of COPD in the same area and within the same age-span 15 years apart. Material and methods Two population-based cross-sectional samples in ages 23-72 years participating at examinations in 1994 and 2009, respectively, were compared in terms of COPD prevalence, severity and risk factor patterns. Two different definitions of COPD were used; FEV1/FVC

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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-3995DOI: 10.1016/j.rmed.2016.03.013ISI: 000375209000015PubMedID: 27109819Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84962424965Local ID: 1d991199-4644-41dd-bf8e-11af393d631bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-3995DiVA, id: diva2:976857
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Validerad; 2016; Nivå 2; 20160322 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved

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