Assessment of Demographic, Etiologic and Co-morbidity Status Among COPD Patients
Keywords:COPD, demographic, etiologic, co-morbidity, prescription
COPD is one of a common progressive disease characterized by persistent airflow limitations in the lungs with symptoms of breathlessness, excessive sputum production and chronic cough. This was a prospective, observational study carried out among patients of COPD in a tertiary care hospital to evaluate demographic, etiologic and co-morbidity status. Study was carried out by reviewing prescription of 120 COPD patients, out of which 67.5% were males and 32.5% were females. The majority of the patients were in age group of 56-60 years (34.16%). Among 120 patients, 65.83% were smokers and 48.33% were alcoholics. Etiologic assessment reflected that 68.33% patient belongs to low socioeconomic status followed by exposure to biomass smoker 8.33%. Out of 120 patients, 53.33% were not having any other co-morbid condition and the most common co-morbidity found in remaining patients was hypertension 17.5%. This study was concluded to state that such studies were found helpful for existing patient population, publics and also for scientific researchers.
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