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Age-Adjusted Hospitalization Rate due to COPD

This indicator shows the average annual age-adjusted hospitalization rate due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) per 10,000 population aged 18 years and older. Cases of bronchitis not specified as acute or chronic, asthma, and extrinsic allergic alveolitis were excluded.

Age-Adjusted Hospitalization Rate due to COPD

Comparison: FL Counties 


hospitalizations/10,000 population 18+ years
Measurement Period: 2010-2012

Region: Tampa Bay

Located in: State: Florida

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Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Rates were calculated using population figures from the 2010 U.S. Census. Rates based on fewer than 10 hospitalizations are unstable and are not reported. Rates for zip codes with a population of less than 300 are not reported.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013
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Why is this important?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. According to the American Lung Association, COPD includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and bronchiectasis. It does not include other obstructive diseases such as asthma. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in America, claiming the lives of 122,283 Americans in 2003. COPD is often related to tobacco use, but can also be caused by air pollutants in the home and workplace, genetic factors, and respiratory infections. In 2004, the cost to the nation for COPD was approximately $37.2 billion, including healthcare expenditures of $20.9 billion in direct health care expenditures, $7.4 billion in indirect morbidity costs and $8.9 billion in indirect mortality costs.

Age-Adjusted Hospitalization Rate due to COPD : Time Series

2007-2009: 28.3 2008-2010: 31.3 2009-2011: 32.7 2010-2012: 32.0

hospitalizations/10,000 population 18+ years

Indicates a change in methodology
2010-2012  Due to a change in methodology, the 2010-2012 data should be considered a baseline year for data analysis and is not directly comparable to previous years.

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