Statistics about Lung conditions


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About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Lung conditions. 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.

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Lung conditions: (see also prevalence and incidence page for Lung conditions)
  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)

Death and mortality statistics for Lung conditions:
  Death statistics for Lung conditions: The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Lung conditions:
  • 123,013 people died from chronic pulmonary disease each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • Chronic pulmonary disease is ranked the fourth leading cause of death in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)

Society statistics for Lung conditions
  Costs for Lung conditions: $115.9 billion with $65.4b direct, $23.8b morbidity, $26.7b mortality (NHLBI 2002) '

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Lung Disease: NWHIC

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