Illinois Behavioral Risk Surveillance Survey
The survey found that approximately 583,963 adults in Illinois (6.1 percent) have been diagnosed with COPD. Based on government estimates that as many as half of the people living with COPD are undiagnosed, an estimated 1.2 Illinoisans are likely to have the disease. Of the people who said they had been diagnosed with COPD:
- 60.8 percent experience shortness of breath that affects their quality of life.
- 42.7 percent have had a COPD-related doctor visit in the past 12 months
- 73.9% percent have had a COPD breathing test
- 55.1% percent take medication for COPD
- 15.9 percent have been to the emergency room or the hospital because of COPD
The results of the survey are a clear call to action for more work to be done to help people living with COPD maintain their quality of life. By raising awareness of the disease, diagnostic tools and treatment options, we can ensure that people living with COPD are living their best lives.
View more information in our press release.
Resources for people living with COPD
Resources for health care providers
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