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CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVEPULMONARY DISEASE
 
Jiang sheng-hua
 
 
 
Leading Causes of DeathsU.S. 1998
All other causes of death10.
Chronic liver disease24,936
9.
ephritis26,295
8.
Suicide29,264
7.Diabetes
64,574
6.
Pneumonia and influenza93,207
5.
Accidents94,828
4.
Respiratory Diseases (COPD)114,381
3.
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke)158,060
 2.
Cancer 538,947
1.Cause of Death Number 
Heart Disease 724,269
 
 
 
Facts About COPD
COPD is the 4
th
leading cause of death in theUnited States (behind heart disease, cancer,and cerebrovascular disease).In 2000, the WHO estimated 2.74 milliondeaths worldwide from COPD.In 1990, COPD was ranked 12
th
as a burden of disease; by 2020 it is projected to rank 5
th
.

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