Prevalence and Incidence of Lung conditions


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About prevalence and incidence statistics: The term 'prevalence' of Lung conditions usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Lung conditions at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Lung conditions refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Lung conditions 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.

Prevalance of Lung conditions: more than 30 million Americans with chronic lung diseases (NWHIC)
Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 9 or 11.03% or 30 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Lung conditions: More than 30 million Americans are now living with chronic lung disease.1

Prevelance statistics about Lung conditions: The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Lung conditions:

  • 71,900 home health care patients had chronic pulmonary disease as a primary diagnosis in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • 5.3% of home health care patients had chronic pulmonary disease as a primary diagnosis in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • 4,500 hospice care patients had chronic pulmonary disease as a primary diagnosis in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • 4.3% of hospice care patients had chronic pulmonary disease as a primary diagnosis in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, NCHS, CDC)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Lung Disease: NWHIC

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