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Article: The burden and impact of COPD in Asia and Africa

TitleThe burden and impact of COPD in Asia and Africa
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherInternational Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.theunion.org/about-the-journal/about-the-journal.html
Citation
International Journal Of Tuberculosis And Lung Disease, 2004, v. 8 n. 1, p. 2-14 How to Cite?
AbstractChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that COPD is currently the seventh leading cause of death and disability worldwide, but will rise to the fifth position by 2020. The estimated prevalence of COPD worldwide in 2001 was 1013/100 000 population; it was highest in the Western Pacific Region and lowest in Africa. The mortality from COPD followed the same pattern. The prevalence of smoking is slowly decreasing in the industrialised world and rising in developing countries, especially in Asia and Africa. Cigarette consumption per adult has also decreased in the Americas, remained the same in Europe but increased in all other regions, especially the Western Pacific. Indoor air pollution from combustion of biomass/traditional fuels and coal, previous tuberculous infection, outdoor air pollution and childhood respiratory infections are other important risk factors for COPD in developing countries. The rise in morbidity and mortality from COPD will be most dramatic in Asian and African countries over the next two decades, mostly due to progressive increase in the prevalence of smoking. As developing countries can ill afford the added economic burden of COPD and other smoking-related diseases, there is an urgent need for multi-dimensional actions in reducing the main risk factor of cigarette smoking.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/162818
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.148
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.381
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dc.contributor.authorChan-Yeung, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorAït-Khaled, Nen_US
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Nen_US
dc.contributor.authorIp, MSen_US
dc.contributor.authorTan, WCen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-05T05:23:55Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-05T05:23:55Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Tuberculosis And Lung Disease, 2004, v. 8 n. 1, p. 2-14en_US
dc.identifier.issn1027-3719en_US
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dc.description.abstractChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that COPD is currently the seventh leading cause of death and disability worldwide, but will rise to the fifth position by 2020. The estimated prevalence of COPD worldwide in 2001 was 1013/100 000 population; it was highest in the Western Pacific Region and lowest in Africa. The mortality from COPD followed the same pattern. The prevalence of smoking is slowly decreasing in the industrialised world and rising in developing countries, especially in Asia and Africa. Cigarette consumption per adult has also decreased in the Americas, remained the same in Europe but increased in all other regions, especially the Western Pacific. Indoor air pollution from combustion of biomass/traditional fuels and coal, previous tuberculous infection, outdoor air pollution and childhood respiratory infections are other important risk factors for COPD in developing countries. The rise in morbidity and mortality from COPD will be most dramatic in Asian and African countries over the next two decades, mostly due to progressive increase in the prevalence of smoking. As developing countries can ill afford the added economic burden of COPD and other smoking-related diseases, there is an urgent need for multi-dimensional actions in reducing the main risk factor of cigarette smoking.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherInternational Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.theunion.org/about-the-journal/about-the-journal.htmlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseaseen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAfrica - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAge Distributionen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAsia - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDeveloping Countriesen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshPulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive - Diagnosis - Epidemiology - Therapyen_US
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSeverity Of Illness Indexen_US
dc.subject.meshSex Distributionen_US
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSurvival Analysisen_US
dc.titleThe burden and impact of COPD in Asia and Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.volume8en_US
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