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The disease burden of bronchiectasis in comparison with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a national database study in Korea

  
@article{ATM32145,
	author = {Bumhee Yang and Hayoung Choi and Jun Hyeok Lim and Hye Yun Park and Danbee Kang and Juhee Cho and Jae Seung Lee and Sei Won Lee and Yeon-Mok Oh and Ji-Yong Moon and Sang-Heon Kim and Tae-Hyung Kim and Jang Won Sohn and Ho Joo Yoon and Hyun Lee},
	title = {The disease burden of bronchiectasis in comparison with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a national database study in Korea},
	journal = {Annals of Translational Medicine},
	volume = {7},
	number = {23},
	year = {2019},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Background: The prevalence and disease burden of bronchiectasis in comparison to those of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have not been well elucidated using a nationally representative database.
Methods: We compared respiratory symptoms, physical activity, quality of life, and socioeconomic status in subjects with bronchiectasis versus those with COPD or control subjects participating in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007–2009. Participants were classified as physician-diagnosed bronchiectasis, COPD, and control (those without COPD or bronchiectasis).
Results: The prevalence of bronchiectasis in subjects aged 40 years or older was 0.8%. Compared to COPD subjects, bronchiectasis subjects were more likely to be younger (mean 59.0 years, P},
	issn = {2305-5847},	url = {http://atm.amegroups.com/article/view/32145}
}