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Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with breathlessness in Australia: weighted using the 2016 Australian census

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Toelle, BG and Ampon, RD and Abramson, MJ and James, AL and Maguire, GP and Wood-Baker, R and Johns, DP and Marks, GB, Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with breathlessness in Australia: weighted using the 2016 Australian census, Internal Medicine Journal, 51, (5) pp. 784-787. ISSN 1444-0903 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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2021 Royal Australasian College of Physicians

DOI: doi:10.1111/imj.15325

Abstract

Access to up-to-date Australian disease prevalence estimates assists health services and consumer organisations to plan and allocate resources. The Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease study was conducted between 2006 and 2012 and provided chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (post-bronchodilator airflow limitation) prevalence estimates weighted to the 2006 Australian census. Using the 2016 Australian census, an updated prevalence estimate of all COPD is 8.30% (95% confidence interval = 6.59%-10.01%) for adults aged 40 or more years in Australia and includes 2.52% with mild breathlessness, 0.99% with moderate breathlessness and 0.91% with severe breathlessness.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:COPD, breathlessness, prevalence, spirometry
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Respiratory diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Wood-Baker, R (Professor Richard Wood-Baker)
UTAS Author:Johns, DP (Associate Professor David Johns)
ID Code:146562
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2021-09-13
Last Modified:2021-10-19
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