Leading underlying causes of death among COPD deaths in the U.S. in 2014, by gender

This statistic shows the distribution of the leading underlying causes of death for COPD-related deaths among U.S. adults in 2014, by gender. According to the data, the underlying cause of death in 19.4 percent of COPD-related deaths among men was heart disease.

Distribution of leading underlying causes of death for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease-related deaths among adults in the U.S. in 2014, by gender

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Release date

September 2016


United States

Survey time period


Age group

25 years and older

Supplementary notes

Notes: COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD-related deaths were identified as those with COPD reported anywhere on the death certificate (i.e., as an underlying or a contributing cause of death).

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