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

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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. Methods A pooled analysis of individual data from the PREPOCOL-PLATINO-BOLD-EPI-SCAN studies was used to disentangle the population effect of geographical altitude on COPD prevalence. Post-bronchodilator FEV1/FVC below the lower limit of normal defined airfl... Expand abstract
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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12931-017-0643-5

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BioMed Central Publisher's website
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Respiratory Research Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
1
Article number:
162
Publication date:
2017-08-23
Acceptance date:
2017-08-13
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1465-993X
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724604
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2017-08-30

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