volume 133, issue 3, P245-251 2015
DOI: 10.1590/1516-3180.2015.9620902
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Abstract: CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a respiratory disease of high prevalence and socioeconomic impact worldwide. It affects approximately 16% of the population of São Paulo. The incidence of COPD is still unknown in Brazil. The aim of this study was to estimate new cases of COPD in a population-based sample in São Paulo, Brazil, using three different spirometric diagnostic criteria, and to assess the concordance between these criteria.DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective cohort st…

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