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World COPD Day 世界慢阻肺病日

Data source: World Health Organization (WHO)
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group

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Organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day takes place on 17th November, which aims to raise public awareness of COPD.

In Asia, COPD causes premature deaths and avoidable disabilities. The map shows the estimated burden of COPD in 2004, expressed as age standardized disability-adjusted life year (DALY). As depicted by graduated colours, population in Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Kazakhstan, India and China are losing the greatest number of life years as a result of COPD. The cigarette and fire symbols indicate countries with a high prevalence of tobacco use in adults and the use of solid fuels respectively. Cigarette smoking and extensive use of solid fuels have been shown to be associated with the heavy burden of COPD.

Data for this map were obtained from World Health Organization.