Respiratory Diseases/Disorders

Prevalence of COPD About 6 Percent Across the U.S.

Prevalence of COPD About 6 Percent Across the U.S.

The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is about 6% across the U.S., and its impact on health care utilization and quality of life creates a substantial public health care burden that needs to be addressed.