Notes: 1 Statistically significant increase in COPD-related death rate between 2000 and 2014 (p < 0.05).
2 Statistically significant decrease in COPD-related death rate between 2000 and 2014 (p < 0.05).
COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD-related deaths were identified as those with COPD (ICD–10 code J40–J44) reported anywhere on the death certificate (i.e., as an underlying or a contributing cause of death).
Data Source: NCHS, National Vital Statistics System mortality data, 2000 and 2014.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics: COPD-related Mortality by Sex and Race Among Adults Aged 25 and Over: United States, 2000–2014