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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Includes: Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema


Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Number of adults with diagnosed chronic bronchitis in the past year: 8.7 million
  • Percent of adults with diagnosed chronic bronchitis in the past year: 3.6%
  • Number of adults who have ever been diagnosed with emphysema: 3.4 million
  • Percent of adults who have ever been diagnosed with emphysema: 1.4%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2014, Table A-2 [PDF - 219 KB]

Emergency department visits

  • Number of visits to emergency departments with chronic and unspecified bronchitis as the primary hospital discharge diagnosis: 285,000

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2011 Emergency Department Summary Tables. Table 26 [PDF - 1.1 MB]

Assisted living and other residential care

  • Percent of residents with COPD: 10.8%

Source: 2010 NSRCF Data Dictionary: Resident Public-Use File [PDF - 369 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths from chronic lower respiratory diseases (including asthma): 149,205
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases (including asthma) deaths per 100,000 population: 47.2
  • Cause of death rank: 3
  • Number of bronchitis (chronic and unspecified) deaths: 664
  • Bronchitis (chronic and unspecified) deaths per 100,000 population: 0.2
  • Number of emphysema deaths: 8,284
  • Emphysema deaths per 100,000 population: 2.6
  • Number of deaths from other chronic lower respiratory diseases (excluding asthma): 136,627
  • Other chronic lower respiratory diseases (excluding asthma) deaths per 100,000 population: 43.2

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, tables 9, 10, 11 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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