Table of contents

  • Preliminary material (149K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables, figures, fact sheets and boxes
    • Contributors
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Executive summary
  • Sections (319K PDF)
    • Introduction
      • Purpose and scope of the report
      • Structure of the report
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
      • Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
      • Consequences of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Asthma
      • Prevalence of asthma
      • Consequences of asthma
    • Other chronic respiratory diseases
      • Bronchiectasis
      • Pneumoconiosis
      • Chronic sinusitis
      • Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
    • Risk factors
      • Tobacco smoking
      • Environmental factors
      • Predisposing factors
      • Other risk factors
    • Prevention of chronic respiratory diseases
      • Prevention strategies
      • Management of chronic respiratory diseases
      • Self-management
    • Conclusions
  • End matter (165K PDF)
    • Glossary
    • Appendix A: Data tables
    • Appendix B: Data issues
      • Description of data sources
      • Statistical methods and data classifications
      • Assessment of data sources
    • References