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3 million people died due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, study says

Over 3 million deaths have been reported worldwide in 2015 due to two common chronic respiratory conditions — asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to study published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal.


  |  Updated On : August 17, 2017 09:28 PM
A journal says more than 3 million people died to to chronic respiratory conditions. (Representative Image)

A journal says more than 3 million people died to to chronic respiratory conditions. (Representative Image)

New Delhi :  

Over 3 million deaths have been reported worldwide in 2015 due to two common chronic respiratory conditions — asthma and  chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to study published in  Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal.

The journal has highlighted that India is among the three countries which has recorded highest burden due to COPD.  

The journal states that 3.2 millions deaths have been reported due to COPD and 0.4 million peopled died of asthma in 2015. 

The studys says, “COPD has been highly reported in Papua New Guinea, India, Lesotho and Nepal. While, high asthma deaths have been reported in Afghanistan, Central African Reublic, Fiji, Kiribati, Lesotho, Papua New Guinea and Swaziland.”

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According to the journal, India recorded recorded 2774.64 prevalent cases of COPD per 100,000 people and 4021.72 prevalent cases of asthma per 100,000.

The report further states that number of deaths due to COPD has increased by 11.6 percent between 1990 and 2015 and the number of cases increased by 44.2 percent. 

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While, the deaths from asthma has reduced by 26.2 per cent, but prevalence cases had increased by 12.6 percent.

First Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017 09:15 PM


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