Prevalence of COPD: First Epidemiological Data From a Large Region of Turkey
The study was designed to obtain some baseline data on COPD in Malatya region of Turkey.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Random Sample
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Inonu University, The Department of Pulmonary Medicine|
Sixty clusters from urban and rural regions were randomly selected. Ten and seven consecutive houses were included in the study from each urban and rural cluster respectively. A validated questionnaire on epidemiology of COPD was completed for each household over 18 by a pulmonary physician. Each subject performed the standard spirometric measurement and early bronchodilation testing.