Interim report from burden of obstructive lung disease (bold study) in tehran: Prevalence and risk factors of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Hooman Sharifi, Mohammad Reza Masjedi, Habib Emami, Mostafa Ghanei, Alireza Eslaminejad, Golnar Radmand, A (Sonia) Buist

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Background: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD) is estimated to rank fifth in burden of disease and third in terms of mortality by 2020 worldwide. It is characterized by chronic inflammation and non-fully reversible airflow obstruction, causing structural changes in the lungs that can be demonstrated by a post bronchodilator FEV1/FVC ratio

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-13
Number of pages8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014



  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • COPD
  • Iran
  • Symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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