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


Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Number of noninstitutionalized adults with diagnosed chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the past year: 6.8 million
  • Percent of noninstitutionalized adults with diagnosed chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the past year: 2.9%
  • Number of noninstitutionalized adults with diagnosed chronic bronchitis in the past year: 8.7 million
  • Percent of noninstitutionalized adults with diagnosed chronic bronchitis in the past year: 3.7%
  • Number of noninstitutionalized adults who have ever been diagnosed with emphysema: 4.1 million
  • Percent of noninstitutionalized adults who have ever been diagnosed with emphysema: 1.7%

Source: Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2012, table 3, 4 [PDF - 1.3 MB]

Health care utilization: Ambulatory care

  • Number of visits to emergency departments with chronic and unspecified bronchitis as primary diagnosis: 294,000

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Emergency Department Summary Tables, table 26 [PDF - 481 KB]

Health care utilization: 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]

Health care utilization: Hospital inpatient care

  • Number of discharges with chronic bronchitis as first-listed diagnosis: 614,000
  • Average length of stay with chronic bronchitis as first-listed diagnosis: 4.5 days

Source: National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2010 table, Average length of stay and days of care – Number and rate of discharges by first-listed diagnostic categories [PDF - 58 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of bronchitis (chronic and unspecified) deaths: 619
  • Bronchitis (chronic and unspecified) deaths per 100,000 population: 0.2
  • Number of emphysema deaths: 9,352
  • Emphysema deaths per 100,000 population: 3.0
  • Number of deaths from other chronic lower respiratory diseases (excluding asthma): 129,627
  • Other chronic lower respiratory diseases (excluding asthma) deaths per 100,000 population: 41.6

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2011, tables 10, 11 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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