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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: 9.3 million
  • Percent of adults with diagnosed chronic bronchitis in the past year: 3.8%
  • Number of adults who have ever been diagnosed with emphysema: 3.5 million
  • Percent of adults who have ever been diagnosed with emphysema: 1.5%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2015, Table A-2 [PDF - 186 KB]

Emergency department visits

  • Number of visits to emergency departments with chronic and unspecified bronchitis as the primary hospital discharge diagnosis: 174,000

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2013 Emergency Department Summary Tables. Table 26 [PDF - 520 KB]

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): 147,101
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases (including asthma) deaths per 100,000 population: 46.1
  • Cause of death rank: 3
  • Number of bronchitis (chronic and unspecified) deaths: 563
  • Bronchitis (chronic and unspecified) deaths per 100,000 population: 0.2
  • Number of emphysema deaths: 7,455
  • Emphysema deaths per 100,000 population: 2.3
  • Number of deaths from other chronic lower respiratory diseases (excluding asthma): 135,432
  • Other chronic lower respiratory diseases (excluding asthma) deaths per 100,000 population: 42.5

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2014, tables 9, 10, 11 [PDF - 4.4 MB]

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