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Statistics about COPD

Prevalence and incidence statistics for COPD:

See also prevalence and incidence page for COPD

Prevalance of COPD: 13.5 million Americans (NHLBI)

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 20 or 4.96% or 13.5 million people in USA [about data]

Undiagnosed prevalence of COPD: 15 million undiagnosed or in early stages

Undiagnosed prevalence rate: approx 1 in 18 or 5.51% or 15 million people in USA [about data]

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

Prevelance statistics about 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)
  • more about prevalence...»

Death and mortality statistics for COPD:

Deaths from COPD: 124,181 annual deaths; 5.2% of deaths (CDC/1999).

Cause of death rank: 5th top cause of death in 1999 is "Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease" (CDC)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for COPD: 124,181 per year, 10,348 per month, 2,388 per week, 340 per day, 14 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 124,181 annual deaths; 5.2% of deaths (CDC/1999).

Death statistics for COPD:

The following are statistics from various sources about 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)
  • 4,039 African American male deaths in America 1998 (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • 3,166 African American female deaths in America 1998 (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • 52,128 deaths from COPD in women in the US ((The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • COPD death rate higher in men than in women in the US ((The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • 24.7 cases in men per 100,000 population in the US ((The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • 16.5 cases in women per 100,000 population in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • 2,270 women died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 3,327 men died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 3.5% of all female deaths was due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 4.8% of all male deaths was due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Death statistics by age for chronic lower respiratory diseases in USA:
  • Death statistics by state in Australia:
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused 44.5 male deaths per 100,000 population in New South Wales 2000-2002 (AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused 48.1 male deaths per 100,000 population in Victoria 2000-2002 (AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused 49.9 male deaths per 100,000 population in Queensland 2000-2002 (AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused 39.1 male deaths per 100,000 population in Western Australia 2000-2002 (AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused 43.7 male deaths per 100,000 population in South Australia 2000-2002 (AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused 63.4 male deaths per 100,000 population in Tasmania 2000-2002 (AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused 40.1 male deaths per 100,000 population in Australian Capital Territory 2000-2002 (AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused 98.2 male deaths per 100,000 population in Northern Territory 2000-2002 (AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused 21.8 female deaths per 100,000 population in New South Wales 2000-2002 (AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused 21.4 female deaths per 100,000 population in Victoria 2000-2002 (AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused 20.3 female deaths per 100,000 population in Queensland 2000-2002 (AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused 18.5 female deaths per 100,000 population in Western Australia 2000-2002 (AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused 18.4 female deaths per 100,000 population in South Australia 2000-2002 (AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused 32.4 female deaths per 100,000 population in Tasmania 2000-2002 (AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused 26.6 female deaths per 100,000 population in Australian Capital Territory 2000-2002 (AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused 49.4 female deaths per 100,000 population in Northern Territory 2000-2002 (AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
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Deaths from COPD

In 1990, it was estimated that there were 84,000 deaths due to COPD, approximately 34 per 100,000 people. (Source: excerpt from What is COPD: NHLBI)

Society statistics for COPD

  Costs for COPD: $32.1 billion with $18.0b direct, $6.8b morbidity, $7.3b mortality (NHLBI 2002)

  Costs for COPD: In 1989, an estimated $7 billion was spent for care of persons with COPD and another $8 billion was lost to the economy by lost productivity due to morbidity and mortality from COPD. (Source: excerpt from What is COPD: NHLBI)

  Hospitalizations for COPD: 713,000 (NHLBI 1999)

Hospitalization statistics for COPD:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and COPD:

  • 1.8% (229,725) of hospital episodes were for chronic lower respiratory diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 72% of hospital consultations for chronic lower respiratory diseases required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital episodes for chronic lower respiratory diseases were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital episodes for chronic lower respiratory diseases were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital admissions for chronic lower respiratory diseases required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for chronic lower respiratory diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for chronic lower respiratory diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for chronic lower respiratory diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 24% of hospitalisations for chronic lower respiratory diseases occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 32% of hospitalisations for chronic lower respiratory diseases occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospitalisations for chronic lower respiratory diseases were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.37% (1,242,574) of hospital bed days were for chronic lower respiratory diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.1% (140,541) of hospital consultant episodes were for other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66% of hospital consultant episodes for other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 72 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 12% of hospital consultant episodes for other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital consultant episodes for other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.8% (944,835) of hospital bed days were for other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia for public hospitals:
    • 0.023% (5) of hospital episodes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in public hospitals occurred in females under 1 year old in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 0.1% (22) of hospital episodes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged 1 to 4 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 0.5% (105) of hospital episodes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged 5 to 14 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 0.21% (44) of hospital episodes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged 15 to 24 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 0.24% (51) of hospital episodes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged 25 to 34 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 1.5% (318) of hospital episodes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged 35 to 44 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 6.13% (1,316) of hospital episodes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged 45 to 54 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 16.74% (3,590) of hospital episodes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged 55 to 64 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 31.21% (6,696) of hospital episodes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged 65 to 74 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 33.34% (7,152) of hospital episodes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged 75 to 84 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 10.04% (2,153) of hospital episodes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged over 85 in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)

  Physician office visits for COPD: 12,345,000 (NHLBI 1999)

  Physician office visits for COPD: In 1990, COPD was the cause of approximately 16.2 million office visits to doctors and 1.9 million hospital days. (Source: excerpt from What is COPD: NHLBI)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about COPD. 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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