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COPD by the Numbers

      • An estimated 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD.

      • Doctors believe that another 12 million have undiagnosed COPD.

      • Annual health care costs for COPD exceed $32 billion.

      • More than 700,000 Americans are hospitalized each year with COPD.

      • In 2005, 120,000 Americans died from COPD.

      • 1.5 million emergency room visits were due to COPD.

      • COPD is currently the fourth leading cause of death in the US.

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