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Statistics about Emphysema

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Emphysema:

See also prevalence and incidence page 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]

Lifetime risk for Emphysema: 1.4% of noninstitutionalised people (3.1 million people) have ever been diagnosed with emphysema in the US 2002 (Summary Health Statistics for US Adults, 2002, NCHS, CDC)

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)
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Death and mortality statistics for Emphysema:

Deaths from Emphysema: 17,787 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Emphysema: 17,787 per year, 1,482 per month, 342 per week, 48 per day, 2 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 17,787 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)

Death statistics for Emphysema:

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Emphysema:

  • 16,242 people died from emphysema each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 5.7 people per 100,000 population died from emphysema each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • Death statistics for various countries worldwide:
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 20 male deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 2002 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 5 male deaths per 100,000 population in Canada 1998 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 15 male deaths per 100,000 population in Czech Republic 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 35 male deaths per 100,000 population in Denmark 1998 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 19 male deaths per 100,000 population in Finland 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 8 male deaths per 100,000 population in France 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 21 male deaths per 100,000 population in Germany 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 1 male deaths per 100,000 population in Greece 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 30 male deaths per 100,000 population in Hungary 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 7 male deaths per 100,000 population in Ireland 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 16 male deaths per 100,000 population in Italy 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 10 male deaths per 100,000 population in Japan 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 24 male deaths per 100,000 population in Korea 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 30 male deaths per 100,000 population in Netherlands 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 12 male deaths per 100,000 population in New Zealand 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 21 male deaths per 100,000 population in Norway 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 21 male deaths per 100,000 population in Poland 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 5 male deaths per 100,000 population in Portugal 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 17 male deaths per 100,000 population in Slovakia 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 6 male deaths per 100,000 population in Spain 1998 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 13 male deaths per 100,000 population in Sweden 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 20 male deaths per 100,000 population in Switzerland 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 6 male deaths per 100,000 population in the UK 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 28 male deaths per 100,000 population in the US 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 11 female deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 2002 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 3 female deaths per 100,000 population in Canada 1998 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 5 female deaths per 100,000 population in Czech Republic 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 28 female deaths per 100,000 population in Denmark 1998 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 5 female deaths per 100,000 population in Finland 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 4 female deaths per 100,000 population in France 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 8 female deaths per 100,000 population in Germany 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 11 female deaths per 100,000 population in Hungary 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 5 female deaths per 100,000 population in Ireland 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 5 female deaths per 100,000 population in Italy 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 3 female deaths per 100,000 population in Japan 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 10 female deaths per 100,000 population in Korea 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 12 female deaths per 100,000 population in Netherlands 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 9 female deaths per 100,000 population in New Zealand 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 13 female deaths per 100,000 population in Norway 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 6 female deaths per 100,000 population in Poland 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 2 female deaths per 100,000 population in Portugal 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 5 female deaths per 100,000 population in Slovakia 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 2 female deaths per 100,000 population in Spain 1998 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 9 female deaths per 100,000 population in Sweden 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 7 female deaths per 100,000 population in Switzerland 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 3 female deaths per 100,000 population in the UK 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Bronchitis, emphysema and asthma caused 20 female deaths per 100,000 population in the US 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
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Society statistics for Emphysema

  Hospitalizations for Emphysema: 24,000 (NHLBI 1999)

Hospitalization statistics for Emphysema:

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

  • 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)
  • 0.055% (6,996) of hospital consultant episodes were for emphysema in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 70% of hospital consultant episodes for emphysema required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 59% of hospital consultant episodes for emphysema were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 41% of hospital consultant episodes for emphysema were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 72% of hospital consultant episodes for emphysema required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for emphysema in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for emphysema in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for emphysema in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 24% of hospital consultant episodes for emphysema occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for emphysema occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5% of hospital consultant episodes for emphysema were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.088% (46,406) of hospital bed days were for emphysema in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

  Physician office visits for Emphysema: 208,000 (NHLBI 1999)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Emphysema. The term 'prevalence' of Emphysema usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Emphysema at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Emphysema refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Emphysema 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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