Worldwide prevalence of chronic respiratory diseases 2007

This statistic represents estimates of the prevalence of preventable chronic respiratory diseases worldwide as of 2007. At that point, some 300 million persons worldwide were estimated to suffer from asthma.

Estimates of the global prevalence of chronic respiratory diseases as of 2007

Disease (Year of estimation)Number of persons in millions
Allergic rhinitis (1996-2006)400
Asthma (2004)300
Chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (2000)
210
Sleep apnea syndrome
(1986-2002)**
100
Other respiratory diseases
(2006)*
50
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Source

Release date

2007

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2007

Supplementary notes

* Value >50 million.
** Value >100 million.

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Statistics on "Asthma in the U.S."

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