Did you know that, in the United States, the vast majority of COPD sufferers are Caucasian – or that more women now have been diagnosed with COPD than men? Do you know the prime age for being diagnosed with COPD? (It is 55-74 years.)
The National Institutes of Health has created a very instructive infographic on the incidence of COPD across several demographic measures, and the resulting “COPD In Pictures” makes the statistics hit home. Click on the partial screenshot below to see the full infographic, or click here to go to the “Face of COPD” page on the NIH website.