COPD in America 2015

COPD in America 2015

The COPD In America 2015 online survey was conducted to gather insights from over 1,700 individuals currently diagnosed as having COPD, Emphysema or Chronic Bronchitis in hopes of painting an accurate picture of the symptoms, impact and awareness of COPD.

COPD in America 2015

COPD in America

COPD in America 2015

Regardless of marital status, 91% of respondents had children. As such, 95% of respondent caregivers were either a spouse or child.

COPD in America 2015

COPD in America

COPD in America 2015

Many respondents did not know the stage of their COPD when they were diagnosed, nor do they know their current stage. This could be because studies show there is a large gap in communication between physicians and their COPD patients.

COPD in America 2015

COPD in America

COPD in America 2015

We know exercise can be one of the hardest things for someone with COPD. As a result, high blood pressure and obesity were common additional conditions reported by respondents.

COPD in America 2015

COPD in America

COPD in America 2015

Breathing issues are certainly the most commonly experienced symptoms, but extreme fatigue, trouble sleeping, and anxiety can often have an even bigger impact on life.

COPD in America 2015

COPD in America

COPD in America 2015

A desire to stop or slow down the progression of COPD was also a common topic for which respondents felt they lacked information.

COPD in America 2015

COPD in America

COPD in America 2015

9% of respondents had never smoked, and of those who had, 89% have managed to quit!

COPD in America 2015

COPD in America

COPD in America 2015

Because of it’s complexity, most respondents reported seeing two different HCPs for their COPD management.

COPD in America 2015

COPD in America

COPD in America 2015

Online or offline, support groups and forums can be a powerful escape when managing COPD. However only 9% of respondents report currently being part of a COPD support group.

COPD in America 2015

COPD in America

COPD in America 2015

Only half of the respondents are satisfied with their current COPD treatment plan, demonstrating just how tough it can be to manage this condition!

COPD in America 2015

COPD in America

COPD in America 2015

COPD in America


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