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      Epidemiology of COPD.

      European respiratory review : an official journal of the European Respiratory Society

      etiology, epidemiology, Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive, Humans

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          Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is responsible for early mortality, high death rates and significant cost to health systems. The projection for 2020 indicates that COPD will be the third leading cause of death worldwide (from sixth in 1990) and fifth leading cause of years lost through early mortality or handicap (disability-adjusted life years) (12th in 1990). Active smoking remains the main risk factor, but other factors are becoming better known, such as occupational factors, infections and the role of air pollution. Prevalence of COPD varies according to country, age and sex. This disease is also associated with significant comorbidities. COPD is a disorder that includes various phenotypes, the continuum of which remains under debate. The major challenge in the coming years will be to prevent onset of smoking along with early detection of the disease in the general population.

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          10.1183/09059180.00003609
          20956146

          Chemistry

          etiology, epidemiology, Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive, Humans

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