Altitude and COPD prevalence: analysis of the PREPOCOL-PLATINO-BOLD-EPI-SCAN study


HORNER A. S. , Soriano J. B. , Puhan M. A. , STUDNİCKA M., KAİSER B., Vanfleteren L. E. G. W. , ...More

RESPIRATORY RESEARCH, vol.18, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12931-017-0643-5
  • Journal Name: RESPIRATORY RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Background: COPD prevalence is highly variable and geographical altitude has been linked to it, yet with conflicting results. We aimed to investigate this association, considering well known risk factors.