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Date:10/5/2008

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References

(1) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Data Fact Sheet: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Available at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/lung/other/copd_fact.pdf. Accessed January 10, 2008.

(2) Centers for Disease Control. Summary health statistics for U.S. adu
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