Asthma, airflow limitation and mortality risk in the general population

Shuang Huang, Monica M. Vasquez, Marilyn Halonen, Fernando D. Martinez, Stefano Guerra

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Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease co-exist in a significant proportion of patients. Whether asthma increases mortality risk among subjects with airflow limitation remains controversial. We used data from 2121 adult participants in the population-based Tucson Epidemiological Study of Airway Obstructive Disease cohort. At enrolment (1972-1973), participants completed questionnaires and lung function tests. Participants were categorised into four groups based on the combination of airflow limitation (AL; forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1)/forced vital capacity (FVC)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-346
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015


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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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