Chronic airflow obstruction attributable to poverty in the multinational Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) study

Jaymini H. Patel, Andre F.S. Amaral, Cosetta Minelli, Fadlalla G. Elfadaly, Kevin Mortimer, Asma El Sony, Karima El Rhazi, Terence A.R. Seemungal, Padukudru Anand Mahesh, Daniel O. Obaseki, Meriam Denguezli, Rana Ahmed, Hamid Cherkaski, Parvaiz Koul, Abdul Rashid, Richard Li Cher Loh, Herve Lawin, Mohammed Al Ghobain, Asaad Ahmed Nafees, Althea Aquart-StewartImed Harrabi, Sonia Buist, Peter G.J. Burney

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Abstract

Poverty is strongly associated with all-cause and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mortality. Less is known about the contribution of poverty to spirometrically defined chronic airflow obstruction (CAO) - a key characteristic of COPD. Using cross-sectional data from an asset-based questionnaire to define poverty in 21 sites of the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease study, we estimated the risk of CAO attributable to poverty. Up to 6% of the population over 40 years had CAO attributable to poverty. Understanding the relationship between poverty and CAO might suggest ways to improve lung health, especially in low-income and middle-income countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)942-945
Number of pages4
JournalThorax
Volume78
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2023

Keywords

  • COPD epidemiology

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