THE PREVALENCE OF CHRONIC RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS IN GENERAL PRACTICE

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There is an analysis of the prevalence of chronic respiratory symptoms in primary care centers of out-patient medical service № 54 of Kalinin district in St. Petersburg. 1000 persons aged 35-70 years treated by family medicine doctors were included in research. The prevalence of chronic respiratory symptoms such as chronic cough, sputum and/or dyspnoe, their ratio and relationship with age-gender characteristics were studied. The prevalence of chronic respiratory symptoms was observed to be 58,9% and allow to consider meaningful prevalence of chronic respiratory diseases particularly COPD and asthma among patients aged 35-70 years.

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K V Ovakimyan

North-Western State Medical University named after I. I. Mechnikov

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