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2019 Jul 18

Prev Chronic Dis


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Arthritis Among US Adults, 2016.


Liu Y, Wheaton AG, Murphy LB, Xu F, Croft JB, Greenlund KJ
Prev Chronic Dis. 2019 Jul 18; 16.
PMID: 31322106.


More than 54 million US adults have arthritis, and more than 15 million US adults have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Arthritis and COPD share many risk factors, such as tobacco use, asthma history, and age. The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between self-reported physician-diagnosed COPD and arthritis in the US adult population.