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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Emphysema

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Emphysema

The information below shows a list of types of Emphysema, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
Emphysema (overall) approx 1 in 136 or 0.74% or 2 million people in USA 1,999,999 2 million Americans (NHLBI); 17 per 1000 - NHIS95; 2 million annually
smoker’s emphysema N/A N/A No information
familial emphysema approx 1 in 3,885 or 0.03% or 70,000 people in USA 90,666 70,000 Americans
Unilateral pulmonary emphysema N/A N/A No information

Prevalence Statistics for Emphysema

Prevalance of Emphysema:

2 million Americans (NHLBI); 17 per 1000 - NHIS95; 2 million annually


Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 136 or 0.74% or 2 million people in USA [about data]

Prevelance statistics about Emphysema:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Emphysema:

  • 3 million cases in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • 27% of cases occurs in men in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • 43% of cases occurs in women in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • 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)
  • 3.1 million noninstitutionalised people have ever been diagnosed with emphysema in the US 2002 (Summary Health Statistics for US Adults, 2002, NCHS, CDC)
  • 1.4% of noninstitutionalised people have ever been diagnosed with emphysema in the US 2002 (Summary Health Statistics for US Adults, 2002, NCHS, CDC)
  • 3.0 million noninstitutionalised adults have ever been diagnosed with emphysema in the US 2001 (Summary Health Statistics for US Adults, 2001, NCHS, CDC)

Types of Emphysema

For more information about types of Emphysema, refer to our section on types of Emphysema.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Emphysema usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Emphysema at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Emphysema is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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