Prevalence of COPD: First epidemiological study of a large region in Turkey


Gunen H., HACIEVLİYAGİL S. S. , YETKİN Ö., GÜLBAŞ G., Mutlu L. C. , PEHLİVAN E.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.19, no.7, pp.499-504, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejim.2007.06.028
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.499-504

Abstract

Background: Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide, epidemiological data oil COPD is very limited. This study was designed to obtain some baseline data on COPD in the Malatya region of Turkey.