How Many Lung Obstruction In Adults – Part 2 of 3
So “The number of adults with lung stumbling-block has remained fairly stable since the last time these data were collected, in 2007 to 2010,” said lead author Timothy Tilert, a data analyst with CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. According to the report, the number and severity of these lung diseases were similar for men and women, but prevalence increased with age. For example, 17 percent of relatives 60 to 79 had COPD or asthma compared with about 14 percent of those 40 to 59.
Also, severity of asthma or COPD – which is usually caused by smoking – was related to education level. People with some college tuition had lower rates of moderate or severe disease than those with less schooling. Among people with either disease, more than half said they had one or more symptom, such as shortness of breath, wheezing, chronic cough or lasting phlegm. For those with moderate to severe disease, more than 80 percent said they experienced at least one symptom.