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Socioeconomic status, race, and COPD health outcomes

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In a study of 1,202 individuals with COPD, researchers examined the relationships between educational attainment, household income and race to a variety of outcome measures, including COPD severity, pulmonary functional impairment, physical functional limitations and COPD exacerbations. Lower levels of education and income were related to poorer outcomes for study participants.

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Citation: Eisner MD, Blanc PD, Omachi TA, et al. Socioeconomic status, race, and COPD health outcomes. Journal of epidemiology and community health. 2011; 65(1): 26-34. doi: 10.1136/jech.2009.089722.
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