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Women With COPD Have Higher Levels of Anxiety Than Men but Similar Mortality Risk

Key clinical point: While women with COPD have more anxiety and dyspnea than do men, mortality rates between the sexes are similar.

Major finding: Gender did not affect mortality over 3 years since levels were nearly identical (at 11.2% for men and 10.8% for women).

Study details: Mortality and survival analysis of 177 women and 458 men with COPD matched by age and FEV1 level.

Disclosures: The cohort is supported by Boehringer Ingelheim France and (until 2015) Pfizer. No other study funding is reported. The study authors report multiple and various disclosures.


Zysman M et al. Respir Res. 2019 Aug 22.