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Key facts about COPD

Key facts about COPD.
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a common and often undiagnosed cause of morbidity and mortality affecting an estimated 251 million people worldwide

  • Globally, the disease is predicted to be the third leading cause of death by 2030

  • Although COPD burden varies between countries, almost 90% of COPD deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)

Further information around the key facts can be found on the WHO fact sheet.

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