The emerging Chinese COPD epidemic

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Few people today question the global burden of chronic respiratory diseases, of which chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the most prominent cause of disability-adjusted life-years.1 Tobacco smoking, poverty, and exposure to biomass fuel are the most important risk factors for COPD globally, and which are unevenly spread.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Lancet
Issue number10131
Early online date9 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018