COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in America, claiming the lives of 120,000 Americans in 2002. An estimated 10.7 million adults in the U.S. Have COPD, but there may be many more cases diagnosed. Smoking is the most important risk factor for COPD, approximately 80 to 90 percent of COPD deaths are caused by smoking. Despite the fall in tobacco consumption in the United States, in 2003. Be expected, the prevalence of COPD, because to increase the time interval between exposure and development of tobacco disease..
To estimate The study used a mathematical model to future costs associated with COPD found that the disease in the U.S. Cost $ 176,000 in the next five years, and $ 389,000 in the next 10 years. The study is part of the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease Initiative, which is designed to the prevalence and burden to study to study all over the world. Read More