Attention drawn to COPD in never smokers

Posted: 9/16/2013

From medwireNews:

Research from Denmark shows that, while never smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) typically experience milder disease than their smoking counterparts, they still have substantial morbidity due to COPD- and pneumonia-related hospital admissions.

The study authors, led by Børge Nordestgaard (Copenhagen University Hospital), analyzed data from the Copenhagen General Population Study on 6623 patients with COPD, of whom 1476 (22%) were never smokers, 2696 (41%) were former smokers, and 2451 (37%) were current smokers. Read more.