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Prevalence and Incidence of COPD

Prevalance of COPD:

13.5 million Americans (NHLBI) ... see also overview of COPD.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 20 or 4.96% or 13.5 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "13.5 million Americans (NHLBI)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of types of COPD:

For details see prevalence of types of COPD analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

Undiagnosed prevalence of COPD:

15 million undiagnosed or in early stages ... see also misdiagnosis of COPD.

Undiagnosed prevalence rate:

approx 1 in 18 or 5.51% or 15 million people in USA [about data] ... Note: this rate calculation uses the following statistic: 15 million undiagnosed or in early stages

Prevalance of COPD:

More than 13.5 million Americans are thought to have COPD. (Source: excerpt from What is COPD: NHLBI)

Prevelance statistics for COPD:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of COPD:

  • 11.4 million with COPD including 9.4 million with chronic bronchitis and 3.1 million with emphysema (NHLBI)
  • 3.6% of population self-reported having bronchitis or emphysema in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 3.5% of male population self-reported having bronchitis or emphysema in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 3.6% of female population self-reported having bronchitis or emphysema in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 665,000 people self-reported having bronchitis or emphysema in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 316,000 men self-reported having bronchitis or emphysema in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 349,000 women self-reported having bronchitis or emphysema in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Death statistics for COPD:

The following statistics relate to deaths and COPD:

  • Caused 6,114 deaths from "COPD and allied conditions" in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • Caused 3,628 male deaths from "COPD and allied conditions" in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • Caused 2,486 female deaths from "COPD and allied conditions" in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • 4.8% of all deaths from "COPD and allied conditions" in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
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More Statistics about COPD:

  • Deaths and related statistics
  • Hospitalization statistics
  • All statistics for COPD

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of COPD usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing COPD at any given time. The term 'incidence' of COPD refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of COPD diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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