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 (SCI-Expanded) 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 (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

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.