Volume : 4
Issue : 1
Online ISSN : 2581-4222
Print ISSN : 2581-4214
Article First Page : 60
Article End Page : 64
Background: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) ranks third among the prime causes of death globally.
Methodology: Data was collected meeting the objectives of the study with a pre-tested proforma. Detailed history was taken, clinical examination was done and necessary investigations were carried out. Continuous data was expressed as Mean + SD and categorical data was expressed as number and percentage (%).
Results: In the present study it was observed that most of the non-smoker COPD patients belonged to older age group. In the present study the mean age of the patients was 55.06 + 8.87 years. study subjects < 40>80 years were 0% females account for 68%, with a male to female ratio of 1: 2.125.
Conclusions: In this study of COPD in non-smokers, females were predominant. Cough and sputum production were the most common clinical features. Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and biomass fuel usage were the most common risk factors. Most of the patients belonged to rural background. Most of the patients presented with less severe form of the disease.
Keywords: COPD; Non-smoker; Cough; Biomass; Smoking.