Reduce deaths from COPD in adults — RD‑05

Status: Target met or exceeded

Target met or exceeded

Most Recent Data:
94.4 COPD deaths per 100,000 adults (2022) *

107.2 per 100,000  *

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

110.0 COPD deaths per 100,000 adults aged 45 years and over occurred in 2018 *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Reduce deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among adults

Target-Setting Method


COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a group of diseases — including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and non-reversible asthma — that make it hard to breathe and can cause death. COPD is a major cause of disability and one of the leading causes of death in the United States — and many people who have COPD may not know it. Strategies to reduce deaths from COPD include reducing smoking and exposure to air pollution, teaching people with COPD how to manage it, and promoting tests that can find it earlier.