Category:Chronic Respiratory Disease
Chronic respiratory diseases refer to chronic diseases of the airways and other structures of the lung. Some of the most common are asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), respiratory allergies, occupational lung diseases and pulmonary hypertension, which together account for 7% of all deaths worldwide (4.2 million deaths). COPD refers to a group of progressive lung diseases that make it difficult to breathe – including chronic bronchitis and emphysema (assessed by pulmonary function and x-ray evidence). Affecting more than 210 million people worldwide, COPD accounts for 3-8% of total deaths in high-income countries and 4-9% of total deaths in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) .
- WHO. Chronic Respiratory Diseases. The World Health Organisation [accessed 18 July 2016]
- Bloom, D.E., Cafiero, E.T., Jané-Llopis, E., Abrahams-Gessel, S., Bloom, L.R., Fathima, S., Feigl, A.B., Gaziano, T., Mowafi, M., Pandya, A., Prettner, K., Rosenberg, L., Seligman, B., Stein, A.Z., and Weinstein, C. (2011). The Global Economic Burden of Noncommunicable Diseases. Geneva: World Economic Forum
This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.