North CM, Kakuhikire B, Vořechovská D, Hausammann-Kigozi S, McDonough AQ, Downey J, Christiani DC, Tsai AC, Siedner MJ. Prevalence and correlates of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic respiratory symptoms in rural southwestern Uganda: a cross-sectional, population-based study. Journal of global health. 2019 Jun;9(9). 010434 p. PMID: 31217961 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC6571107
The global burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) disproportionately affects resource-limited settings such as sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), but population-based prevalence estimates in SSA are rare. We aimed to estimate the population prevalence of COPD and chronic respiratory symptoms in rural southwestern Uganda.