Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hospital visits, and comorbidities – National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, 2010
Published Date:Oct 05 2014
Source:J Aging Health. 27(3):480-499.
Aged, 80 And Over
Assisted Living Facilities
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Emergency Service, Hospital
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4441204
Funding:CC999999/Intramural CDC HHS/United States
To characterize the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among residential care facility (RCF) residents in the United States. To compare patterns of hospital visits and comorbidities to residents without COPD.
Resident data from the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities were analyzed. Medical history and information on past-year hospital visits for 8,089 adult residents were obtained from interviews with RCF staff.
COPD prevalence was 12.4%. Compared to residents without COPD, emergency department visits or overnight hospital stays in previous year were more prevalent (p<0.05) among residents with COPD. <3% of residents with COPD had no comorbidities. Arthritis, depression, congestive heart failure, diabetes, coronary heart disease, and asthma were more common (p<0.05) among residents with COPD than those without COPD, but Alzheimer’s disease was less common.
COPD is associated with more emergency department visits, hospital stays, and comorbidities among RCF residents.
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