An epidemiologic study of physician-diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the Turkish population: COPDTURKEY-1


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Ozdemir T., YILMAZ DEMİRCİ N., KILIÇ H., Koc O., KAYA A., ÖZTÜRK C.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.50, no.1, pp.132-140, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1908-35
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.132-140
  • Keywords: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, epidemiology, population characteristics, prevalence, incidence, mortality, health information systems, LUNG-DISEASE, COPD, PREVALENCE, TRENDS, MORTALITY, ADULTS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.