Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Mortality 2010 – 2014

Data Source: NVSS-M (CDC/NCHS) ; Bridged-Race Population Estimates for Census 2000 and 2010 (CDC, Census, CDC/NCHS and Census, CDC/NCHS)


According to CDC, chronic lower respiratory diseases, primarily chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, currently become one of the leading causes of death. Despite slightly declining death rates, the number of deaths from these conditions is on the rise, as the nation’s older population grows. It will remain a concern in the years to come.