Prevalence of COPD and tobacco smoking in Tunisia - Results from the BOLD study

Hager Daldoul, Meriam Denguezli, Anamika Jithoo, Louisa Gnatiuc, A (Sonia) Buist, Peter Burney, Zouhair Tabka, Imed Harrabi

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Abstract

In Tunisia, there is a paucity of population-based data on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) prevalence. To address this problem, we estimated the prevalence of COPD following the Burden of Lung Disease Initiative. We surveyed 807 adults aged 40+ years and have collected information on respiratory history and symptoms, risk factors for COPD and quality of life. Post-bronchodilator spirometry was performed and COPD and its stages were defined according to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines. Six hundred and sixty one (661) subjects were included in the final analysis. The prevalence of GOLD Stage I and II or higher COPD were 7.8% and 4.2%, respectively (Lower Limit of Normal modified stage I and II or higher COPD prevalence were 5.3% and 3.8%, respectively). COPD was more common in subjects aged 70+ years and in those with a BMI <20 kg/m2. Prevalence of stage I+ COPD was 2.3% in

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7257-7271
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume10
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 17 2013

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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Bronchodilator Agents
Spirometry
Lung Diseases
History
Quality of Life
Guidelines

Keywords

  • BOLD
  • COPD
  • Prevalence
  • Smoking
  • Tunisia

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Prevalence of COPD and tobacco smoking in Tunisia - Results from the BOLD study. / Daldoul, Hager; Denguezli, Meriam; Jithoo, Anamika; Gnatiuc, Louisa; Buist, A (Sonia); Burney, Peter; Tabka, Zouhair; Harrabi, Imed.

In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 10, No. 12, 17.12.2013, p. 7257-7271.

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Daldoul, Hager ; Denguezli, Meriam ; Jithoo, Anamika ; Gnatiuc, Louisa ; Buist, A (Sonia) ; Burney, Peter ; Tabka, Zouhair ; Harrabi, Imed. / Prevalence of COPD and tobacco smoking in Tunisia - Results from the BOLD study. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2013 ; Vol. 10, No. 12. pp. 7257-7271.
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