CLINICAL PROFILE OF NONSMOKER PATIENTS WITH COPD
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Authors: S Arbat, A Arbat, B Agrawal, S Bakamwar, P Deshpande
Publication Date : 2019/4/1
Journal : Chest
Pages : 211A
Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), an increasing cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, has been strongly related to tobacco smoking. While a number of studies have concentrated on smokers, our data demonstrated that many patient of COPD are non-smokers between ages 50-80yrs, and the risk of COPD in non smokers is higher than previously believed. The prevalence of COPD among non-smokers varies widely across region, area and nation.
This is a retrospective observational study. 180 Non Smoker COPD patients were selected from the year 2016-2018. They were categorized into Mild, Moderate, Severe and Very Severe COPD according to GOLD Guidelines followed by questionnaires.