COPD rivals AIDS as 4th-5th leading cause of death. More for women.

In Uncategorized on October 9, 2009 at 3:43 am

COPD is a disease of your pulmonary system. Coughing up mucus is an early sign of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, COPD.  Surprisingly, it is ranked as high as AIDS by the WHO (World Health Organization) as a leading cause of death. By 2030, COPD is predicted to be the 3rd leading cause of death worldwide (source: http://www.who.int/respiratory/copd/World_Health_Statistics_2008/en/index.html World health statistics 2008 is based on data collected from WHO’s 193 Member States)

Facts, Figures and Prevention

USA: ~ 24 million affected

USA: >120,000 deaths/year (4th leading cause) (edited)

USA: ~900,000 disabled, working age adults

USA: Total cost of $37 billion/year

(source: Dr. James P. Kiley, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH http://www.who.int/gard/news_events/17_kiley_learn_more_breathe_better.pdf )

An estimated 210 million people have COPD worldwide

More than 3 million people died of COPD in 2005, which is equal to 5% of all deaths globally that year.

The disease now affects men and women almost equally, due in part to increased tobacco use among women in high-income countries

Total deaths from COPD are projected to increase by more than 30% in the next 10 years without interventions to cut risks, particularly exposure to tobacco smoke

(source: WHO http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs315/en/index.html )

COPD is estimated to be 6.2 percent in 11 Asian countries surveyed by the Asian Pacific Society of Respiratory Diseases

In China, where it is estimated that over 50 percent of the men smoke, chronic respiratory diseases are the 4th leading cause of death in large urban areas, but the first leading cause of death in rural areas

The total estimated cost of COPD in 2002 was $32.1 billion

The total estimated cost of COPD in 1998 was $15 billion

Between 1979 and 1995, the number of individuals with COPD in the United States increased relatively steadily from 7.5 million to 14.5 million persons. — almost doubling in 25 years

Between 1985 and 1995, the number of physician visits for COPD in the United States increased from 9.3 million to 16 million.

(Source: COPD International http://www.copd-international.com/library/statistics.htm )

Beginning in 2000, women have exceeded men in the number of deaths attributable to COPD. In 2002, over 61,000 females died compared with 59,000 males… Reasons that women with COPD do worse than their male counterparts, Dr. Cote said, may be related to underdiagnosis, misdiagnosis and less access to healthcare.

(Source: Medical News Today http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/44234.php )

  HIV/Aids Kidney Liver Diabetes All Cancers Heart Pneumonia/Flu COPD
Number of Deaths 16,371    35,525  60,000  71,372    570,000  725,192  40,000   124,816
NIH Allocation for research per death $179,158  $11,147      $6,166 $14,221   $9,896   $2,982     $7,375     $448

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