Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About COPD?

Amanda M. K. Godfrey, MD 


June 29, 2016

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. In terms of COPD as the underlying cause of death, absolute mortality rates in 2005 for US patients aged 25 years or older were 77.3 deaths per 100,000 males and 56 deaths per 100,000 females, or 64.3 persons per 100,000 overall. Internationally, mortality rates from COPD vary markedly, from more than 400 deaths per 100,000 males aged 65-74 years in Romania to fewer than 100 deaths per 100,000 population in Japan. How much do you know about this condition? Test yourself with this short quiz.


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