CDC citation on COPD (CLRD) as the 3rd leading cause of disease

August 19, 2011

In a National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data Brief from June 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sites Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (CLRD)--which includes both COPD and asthma--to be the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2008.

Also in the report: trends in COPD prevalence, hospitalization, and death rates, and detailed recent estimates for population subgroups.

To read the report, click here