Higher Percentage Of Women Than Men Have COPD In Five Most Populous States

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) traditionally was considered a man’s disease, but it now kills more women in the United States than men. Women account for 58 percent of the 14.7 million people in the U.S. living with the disease and 53 percent of those who die from it, according to the American Lung Association. Nearly 8 percent of women in the U.S. have reported a COPD diagnosis, compared with just under 6 percent of men.

For more, read Anna Gorman’s “‘Scary’ Lung Disease Now Afflicts More Women Than Men In U.S.