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Age-Adjusted ER Rate due to COPD

This indicator shows the average annual age-adjusted emergency room visit 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 ER Rate due to COPD

21.0
33.2
Comparison: FL Counties 

16.1

ER visits/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 ER visits 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 ER Rate due to COPD : Time Series

2007-2009: 12.0 2008-2010: 13.1 2009-2011: 14.6 2010-2012: 16.1

ER visits/10,000 population 18+ years

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Age-Adjusted ER Rate due to COPD

Comparison: Prior Value 

16.1

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

Region: Tampa Bay

Located in: State: Florida

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Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Rates were calculated using population figures from the 2010 U.S. Census. Rates based on fewer than 10 ER visits 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

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 ER Rate due to COPD : Time Series

2007-2009: 12.0 2008-2010: 13.1 2009-2011: 14.6 2010-2012: 16.1

ER visits/10,000 population 18+ years

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