Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by a decline in lung function. This study was conducted to assess the cases of COPD. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted in the department of Chest and TB. It comprised of 124 cases of COPD. Information such as name, age, sex and history of smoking was recorded. Results: There were 64 males and 60 females. Smokers were 88 and non- smokers were 36. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Most of the patients were having middle status (55%) while 35% comprised of low status and only 10% consisted of high status. The difference was significant (P<0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is commonly seen in males and smoking was one of the contributing factors.
Key words: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung function, Respiratory
Received: 15 April, 2019 Revised: 25 July 2019 Accepted: 26 July 2019
Corresponding Author: Dr. Jitendra Kumar, Department of T.B. & Chest, Rajshree Medical Research Institute, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
This article may be cited as: Kumar J. Evaluation of cases of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - A clinical study. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(8): 109-111.