Awareness and Prevalence of risk factor of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) among college population - A Survey study
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease characterised by obstruction in the airflow which interferes with the normal breathing pattern. The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced COPD will be the third common cause for death by 2020. The objective of study is to assess the level of prevalence and awareness of risk factors of COPD and its symptoms among college students. An online survey among 270 college going student age between 18 to 28 year was done across the country. Questionnaire assessed the smoking rate, risk factors, symptoms, and awareness among college student related to COPD. Total of 270 individuals participated in the study. Out of total 52% are male and 47.9% female. Out of total 64.1% participant smoke and 35.9% don’t smoke. 36.3% participant said that another person frequently smokes around. - The study shows that there are no relevant symptoms shown in college student, but the population is mainly affected by air pollution and passive smoking. There is not much awareness regarding COPD.
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the google form link was shared by social networking site and the data was analysed by spss software and excel sheet.