TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.50, no.1, pp.132-140, 2020 (SCI-Expanded)
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TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, epidemiology, population characteristics, prevalence, incidence, mortality, health information systems, LUNG-DISEASE, COPD, PREVALENCE, TRENDS, MORTALITY, ADULTS
Gazi University Affiliated:
Background/aim: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common disease characterized by persistent airflow limitation and respiratory symptoms. It is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world. Our data on COPD in Turkey are limited. This study was intended to examine the epidemiologic characteristics of COPD in the Turkish population, between 2012 and 2016.