Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

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A Retrospective Study on Epidemiology of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


Janga Akhila, Sree Keerthi MV and Vatipelli Mahender

Chronic respiratory disease which majorly includes Asthma and Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease that may account for an estimated burden of about 100 million individuals in India. There were only few studies from India on the field of epidemiology of Asthma and COPD. The prevalence rates for both disorders reported in different studies have widely varied. In phase-I of the observational study on epidemiology of Asthma and COPD was conducted at a chest clinic. Population prevalence of Asthma and COPD in all age groups was reported and analyzed. In phase-II of observational study a standardized and validated questionnaire was used employing auniform methodology in all patients. The main objective of this project is to find differences in the epidemiology of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including in the prevalence rates and other casual variables (age, gender, residence, occupation), if any, in different places in a Chest Clinic. And also to assess the influence of exposure to tobacco smoking, ETS (Environmental tobacco smoke) and other risk factors, on the prevalence of both Asthma and COPD.


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