CDC: Number of COPD-related deaths decreasing
WASHINGTON – From 2000 through 2014, the age-adjusted rate for COPD-related deaths decreased 22.5% for men and 3.8% for women aged 25 and over, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The COPD-related death rate decreased for both men and women aged 65-84, and for men aged 85 and over. The rate increased for both men and women aged 45-64, and for women aged 85 and over. The major underlying causes of death for COPD-related deaths were COPD, heart disease, and cancer for both men and women, the CDC says.