Epidemiology of COPD

The epidemiological studies of chronic pulmonary disease to quantify the burden of COPD on society and to compare it with various diseases. It is the fourth main cause of death, the spread of the burden of COPD is and will remain a hot topic, as resources for any health intervention are always limited, and they need to be used carefully.  Consequently, COPD is associated with a significant economic burden, including hospitalization, work absence, and disability. Existence rates for people with severe COPD  and pulmonary disease are, in fact, worse than those for people with many common cancers. Cigarette smoking is the fundamental factor, but other factors play a major role in initiating and triggering COPD. Emphasis on the multi-dimensional nature of the problem and an attempt of as long as insight into probable de-bottlenecking to diminish the suffering and pain of millions of COPD patients.  


  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Prevalence
  • Mortality and morbidity
  • Hypoxemia

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