Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third largest chronic non-communicable disease in China, the prevalence of COPD in rural areas is significantly higher than urban areas, while the diagnosis rate is lower than that urban.
Liu, Jiancai; Zheng, Hanyin; Pan, Hui; and Ye, Linglan
"Perceptions of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease among Chronic Disease Managers in Primary Care in Rural Areas,"
General Practice in China: Vol. 1:
4, Article 4.
Available at: https://www.gpinchina.net/journal/vol1/iss4/4