Published in Managed Care Business Week, June 1st, 2004
Researchers at the University of California administered spirometry tests to 68 homeless adults and found that 15% had OLD, which is double the prevalence for all adults (7.2%). Other related chronic respiratory symptoms, such as chronic bronchitis, wheezing and asthma, were also found to be common in the homeless.
With smokers making up 68% of the homeless, nearly three times the percentage of smokers in the general population, researchers...
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