Prevalence of COPD and its association with socioeconomic status in China: Findings from China Chronic Disease Risk Factor Surveillance 2007

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p586
Academic Journal
The article offers information on a research conducted in China to determine the influence of socioeconomic factors on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The data from the 2007 China Chronic Disease Risk Factor Surveillance was used that includes that records of 49,363 Chinese men and women, aged between 15 to 69 years. It is mentioned that both low educational levels and low income are independently associated with COPD.


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