Important Facts on COPD

Additional Statistics on COPD

Specific statistics on this disease are presented in the following sections:
 
COPD Morbidity Rates (2003)
  • Number of adults diagnosed with chronic bronchitis in the past year: 8.6 million
  • Percent of adults diagnosed with chronic bronchitis in the past year: 4.0
  • Number of adults who have ever been diagnosed with emphysema: 3.1 million
  • Percent of adults who have ever been diagnosed with emphysema: 1.5
     
Home Healthcare (2000)
  • Number of current patients with COPD as their primary diagnosis: 71,900
  • Percent of current patients with COPD as their primary diagnosis: 5.3
     
Hospice Care (2000)
  • Number of current patients with COPD as their primary diagnosis: 4,500
  • Percent of current patients with COPD as their primary diagnosis: 4.3
     
COPD Mortality Rates (2003)
  • Number of related deaths: 124,816
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 43.3
  • Cause of death rank: 4.
     

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