Trends in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease mortality.

N. Miller, E. J. Simoes, J. C. Chang, A. G. Robling

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This study examines the mortality trends for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among whites and African Americans in Missouri from 1980-1996. Data from the Missouri Center for Health Information Management and Epidemiology were used to calculate mortality rates. Missouri's COPD deaths rose 40.6% from 1980-1996. Projections through the year 2006 predict continued escalation in rates. Much of the growth in COPD can be attributed to heavy tobacco use in the population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-90
Number of pages4
JournalMissouri medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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