Epidemiologic Analysis of Taiwanese Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Author:

Yang Sheau-NingORCID,Perng Diahn-Warng,Ko Hsin-Kuo,Chang Yuh-Lih,Hsu Chia-Chen,Huang Hsin-Yi,Chung Mei-Ing

Abstract

Several databases of epidemiologic studies in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) have been analyzed in the Western community. However, few studies have been reported in Asia. The objective of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of IPF in Taiwan. We collected and analyzed patients with IPF from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database from 2001 to 2011. We estimated the annual incidence and cumulative prevalence of IPF and mean survival time of patients and determined the causes of death. The annual incidence rates of IPF remained stable after 2005, ranging from 0.7 to 1.3 cases per 100,000 people per year, whereas the cumulative prevalence rates increased steadily from 3.1 to 6.4 cases per 100,000 people per year during 2006–2011 based on a narrow case definition. Men older than 75 years had higher incidence compared with other age groups. The mean survival after diagnosis was 6.9 years. Old age, male sex, and respiratory hospitalization were associated with shorter survival time after diagnosis. Both the incidence and prevalence rates of IPF were lower in Taiwanese patients than Western ones. Moreover, the survival time was higher in the Asian population compared with the Western population. These results may suggest the heterogeneity of the IPF definition in different study populations and geographic locations.

Publisher

MDPI AG

Subject

Health Information Management,Health Informatics,Health Policy,Leadership and Management

Cited by 2 articles. 订阅此论文施引文献 订阅此论文施引文献,注册后可以免费订阅5篇论文的施引文献,订阅后可以查看论文全部施引文献

1. Occurrence of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Italy: Latest Evidence from Real-World Data;International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health;2022-02-22

2. Global incidence and prevalence of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis;Respiratory Research;2021-07-07

全球学者库

1.学者识别学者识别

2.学术分析学术分析

3.人才评估人才评估

"全球学者库"是以全球学者为主线,采集、加工和组织学术论文而形成的新型学术文献查询和分析系统,可以对全球学者进行文献检索和人才价值评估。用户可以通过关注某些学科领域的顶尖人物而持续追踪该领域的学科进展和研究前沿。经过近期的数据扩容,当前全球学者库共收录了国内外主流学术期刊6万余种,收集的期刊论文及会议论文总量共计约1.5亿篇,并以每天添加12000余篇中外论文的速度递增。我们也可以为用户提供个性化、定制化的学者数据。欢迎来电咨询!咨询电话:010-88110370

www.globalauthorid.com

TOP

Copyright © 2019-2021 北京同舟云网络信息技术有限公司
京公网安备11010802033243号  京ICP备18003416号-3