COPD: Death Rate




According to the World Health Organization, more than 3 million people died due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) during 2015, and about 90% of those deaths took place in low or middle income regions.

Dr. Keith Jamal Robinson, Pulmonologist with Baptist Health South Florida, explains COPD is a socioeconomic disease. “The problem with COPD in general is that access to care can be an issue, making it in front of a pulmonary physician or getting the diagnosis can be an issue.”

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