Female chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients have different comorbidities than men. In particular, psychiatric diseases are far more common compared with male patients .
According to a previously published meta-analysis, numerous differences can be identified between male and female COPD patients in different aspects of the disease . Female patients are more likely to be misdiagnosed, potentially leading to suboptimal treatment. In general, women are younger, smoke less, and have a lower body mass index (BMI) than men. At the same level of tobacco smoke exposure, they experience greater harm. COPD patients often have a very low socioeconomic status, but the status of female patients is lower compared with male patients .
A study presented at ERS 2019 assessed possible differences in the comorbidity of male and female COPD patients in the French Palomb cohort . Data from 2,653 COPD patients was collected including age, sex...
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