Global differences in lung function by region (PURE): an international, community-based prospective study


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Duong M., Islam S., Rangarajan S., Teo K., O’Byrne, P. M. , Schünemann H. J. , ...More

LANCET RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.1, no.8, pp.599-609, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s2213-2600(13)70164-4
  • Title of Journal : LANCET RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.599-609

Abstract

Background Despite the rising burden of chronic respiratory diseases, global data for lung function are not available. We investigated global variation in lung function in healthy populations by region to establish whether regional factors contribute to lung function.