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BACKGROUND: Airflow obstruction is a hallmark of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and is defined as either the ratio between forced expiratory volume in one second and forced vital capacity (FEV1/FVC)

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BMC Pulm Med

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Airflow obstruction, COPD, Genetics, Genome-wide association study, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, CCAAT-Binding Factor, Cohort Studies, Fatty Acid-Binding Protein 7, Female, Forced Expiratory Volume, Genes, Overlapping, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Genome-Wide Association Study, Humans, Linear Models, Logistic Models, Lung, Male, Middle Aged, Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide, Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive, Quantitative Trait Loci, Smoking, Spirometry, Tumor Suppressor Proteins, Vital Capacity, Young Adult