Turkish Thoracic Journal
Original Article

Prevalence of Pre-diagnosed COPD in Isparta Provience and the Related Factors

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Isparta İl Sağlık Müdürlüğü, Merkez Toplum Sağlığı Merkezi, Isparta, Türkiye

Turk Thorac J 2013; 14: 43-47
DOI: 10.5152/ttd.2013.09
Read: 113 Downloads: 9 Published: 18 July 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an increasingly important cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors of pre-diagnosed COPD, over age 40 in the centre of Isparta province.

 

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data was collected by face-to-face interviews using a structured questionnaire form.

 

RESULTS: According to the results, 272 of the 677 male participants (40%) and 226 of the 995 female participants (23%) had two or more symptoms of COPD (p<0.01). In terms of smoking status, 155 of 360 (43%) smoking participants (who smoke or have smoked in the past) had two or more symptoms of COPD, whereas only 343 of 1312 non-smoking participants (26%) had two or more symptoms of COPD (p<0.01). Among the non-smoker's, 970 participants identified none of the indoor air pollution factors in their home and 147 of them (15%) had two or more symptoms of COPD, whereas 213 participants identified at least one air pollution risk factor and 61 of them (27%) had two or more symptoms of COPD (p<0.01).

 

CONCLUSION: It is suggested that smoking and indoor air pollution are important risk factors of COPD over the age 40 in the centre of Isparta province, Turkey.

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