COPD Foundation Resources
The COPD Foundation was established to undertake initiatives that result in expanded services for COPD and to improve the lives of individuals affected by COPD. Get additional COPD and patient resources.
Gold Guidelines for COPD
See the latest Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention—the 2019 report from the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease.
COPD Assessment Test
Patients can take this quick and easy test to find out their COPD Assessment Test (CAT) score. The CAT test can help track changes in breathing and overall health.
The prevalence of COPD is increasing.1 Chronic lower respiratory diseases, which include COPD, are the fourth leading cause of death in the US.2 Approximately 15 million adult Americans have been diagnosed with COPD, and it is estimated that an additional 12 million remain undiagnosed.3
19 US states with the highest prevalence of COPD*:
*Based on the 2014 CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Prevalence age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population aged ≥18 years. Highlighted states have a COPD prevalence of ≥6.5%.
COPD typically occurs in people age 40 and above4; prevalence generally increases with age1,5
In the United States COPD is the
4th LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH6
Americans have been diagnosed with COPD
Americans remain undiagnosed