ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Socioeconomic Features and Predisposing Factors in Patients With Bronchiectasis
Levent Özdemir 1, Osman Nuri Hatipoğlu 1, Güldeniz Altıay 1, Burcu Özlen 1, Tuncay Çağlar 1, Erhan Tabakoğlu 2, Abdullah Çiftçi 3
1Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
2Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Edirne, Turkey
3Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Tüberküloz Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
Pages : 98-100

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine socioeconomic features of cases with bronchiectasis and to determine predisposing factors which might play a role in the development of this condition.

Patients and Methods: A total of 69 cases with bronchiectasis (43 males, 26 females; mean age 53.7±15.6 years) were retrospectively evaluated. Patients, totally in whom the was, predisposing factors for bronchiectasis, cigarette and alcohol consumptions, education and and monthly income levels were recorded.

Results: Most of the cases multiple predisposing factors for bronchiectasis. Pneumonia (68%), measles (32%), and tuberculosis (18%) were the most common causes. Forty-two percent of the cases were primary school graduates and 20% never attended school. Fifty-five percent of the cases smoked cigarettes and 19% of the cases used alcohol. The mean monthly income was found to be 438.2±363 YTL.

Conclusion: We concluded that bronchiectasis is prominent among individuals with low socioeconomic level.

Keywords : Bronchiectasis; predisposition factors; socioeconomy
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