COPD was the fourth leading cause of death in the United States in 2017. Approximately 15.7 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD.

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute estimates that another 12 million are undiagnosed or developing COPD. 

The World Health Organization estimated 210 million individuals worldwide have COPD and total deaths are expected to increase more than 30% in the next ten years.