Kurth, Laura PhD; Syamlal, Girija MBBS, MPH
Respiratory Health Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia (Dr Kurth and Dr Syamlal).
Address correspondence to: Laura Kurth, PhD, Surveillance Branch, Respiratory Health Division, NIOSH/CDC, 1000 Frederick Ln., Mailstop HG900.2, Morgantown, WV 26508 ([email protected]).
Ethical considerations and IRB: Publicly available National Health Interview Survey data were used.
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Clinical significance: Workers with COPD in most industry and occupation groups had significantly higher odds of reporting an office visit or ER visit compared to those with no COPD.