Comparison of clinical baseline characteristics between Asian and Western COPD patients in a prospective, international, multicenter study

Kyu Yean Kim, Marc Miravitlles, Pawel Sliwinski, Richard Costello, Victoria Carter, Jessica Tan, Therese Sophie Lapperre, Bernardino Alcazar, Caroline Gouder, Cristina Esquinas, Juan Luis García-Rivero, Anu Kemppinen, Augustine Tee, Miguel Roman-Rodríguez, Juan José Soler-Cataluña, David Price, Chin Kook Rhee

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Abstract

We aimed to compare clinical characteristics between Asian and Western chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. This was a sub-analysis of an international, multicenter, prospective cohort study. Asian patients were enrolled in Singapore and South Korea. Western patients were enrolled in Spain, Poland, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Malta. A total of 349 patients were analyzed. Among them, 110 (32%) patients were Asian and 239 (68%) Western. Male sex was more predominant in Asian than in Western (95% versus 63%, respectively; P<0.01). Body mass index was significantly lower in Asian (23.5 versus 27.1; P<0.01). The proportion of patients with a history of exacerbation was lower in Asian (12% versus 64%; P<0.01). Although patients were enrolled by same inclusion criteria, there were several differences between Asian and Western COPD patients. Our study has shown unbiased real-world differences between Asian and Western COPD patients. Since prospective follow-up study is currently ongoing, the result of this study can be fundamental base of future analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1595-1601
Number of pages7
JournalInternational journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Volume14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • COPD
  • Asian
  • Western

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