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Chronic Airflow Obstruction Briefing
Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH)
The Chronic Conditions Hub is a website that brings together information on chronic health conditions. It allows you to easily access, manage and share relevant information resources. The Chronic Conditions Hub includes the Institute of Public Health in Ireland’s (IPH) estimates and forecasts of the number of people living with chronic conditions. On the Chronic Conditions Hub you will find: - A Briefing for each condition - Detailed technical documentation - Detailed national and sub-national data that can be downloaded or explored using online data tools - A prevalence tool that allows you to calculate prevalence figures for your population data Chronic airflow obstruction (CAO) is a chronic lung condition that interferes with normal breathing. For the purpose of this briefing, CAO includes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis and emphysema. CAO is responsible for a substantial amount of early deaths, reduced quality of life and significant costs to the health and social care system and to the economy. The World Health Organization estimates that COPD is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide and predicts that it will soon become the third leading cause of death.
Keyword(s): Chronic lung condition; CAO; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Chronic bronchitis; Emphysema; Quality of life
Publication Date:
2012
Type: Book
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: All Ireland Public Health Repository
Publisher(s): Institute of Public Health
File Format(s): application/pdf
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