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Epidemiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a literature review

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, July 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (83rd percentile)
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Mentioned by

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1 policy source
twitter
2 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
10 Wikipedia pages
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1 video uploader

Citations

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200 Dimensions

Readers on

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358 Mendeley
Title
Epidemiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a literature review
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, July 2012
DOI 10.2147/copd.s32330
Pubmed ID
Authors

Catherine Rycroft, Heyes, Lanza, Karin

Abstract

The aim of this study is to quantify the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)--incidence, prevalence, and mortality--and identify trends in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. A structured literature search was performed (January 2000 to September 2010) of PubMed and EMBASE, identifying English-language articles reporting COPD prevalence, incidence, or mortality. Of 2838 articles identified, 299 full-text articles were reviewed, and data were extracted from 133 publications. Prevalence data were extracted from 80 articles, incidence data from 15 articles, and mortality data from 58 articles. Prevalence ranged from 0.2%-37%, but varied widely across countries and populations, and by COPD diagnosis and classification methods. Prevalence and incidence were greatest in men and those aged 75 years and older. Mortality ranged from 3-111 deaths per 100,000 population. Mortality increased in the last 30-40 years; more recently, mortality decreased in men in several countries, while increasing or stabilizing in women. Although COPD mortality increased over time, rates declined more recently, likely indicating improvements in COPD management. In many countries, COPD mortality has increased in women but decreased in men. This may be explained by differences in smoking patterns and a greater vulnerability in women to the adverse effects of smoking.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 1%
Spain 3 <1%
United States 3 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 339 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 61 17%
Student > Master 50 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 10%
Researcher 34 9%
Student > Postgraduate 26 7%
Other 87 24%
Unknown 63 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 146 41%
Nursing and Health Professions 45 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 2%
Other 50 14%
Unknown 75 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 February 2022.
All research outputs
#3,589,140
of 21,200,954 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#420
of 2,210 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23,828
of 143,122 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#6
of 34 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,200,954 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 83rd percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,210 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 6.2. This one has done well, scoring higher than 80% of its peers.
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