Scope of COPD in Minnesota Report -- Now Available (2/5/13)

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has published the 2013 report, Scope of COPD in Minnesota (PDF: 1.9 KB/4 pages). This report, a collaborative effort of MDH and the American Lung Association in Minnesota, provides data available for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).  COPD is a group of lung diseases that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Report highlights:

  • In 2011, 4.1% of Minnesota adults reported ever being told that they had COPD.  That translates to over 164,000 Minnesotan's living with COPD.
  • Smoking is the leading cause of COPD.  In 2011, over 79% of adults with COPD in Minnesota smoked or used to smoke.
  • Over 44% of Minnesota adults with COPD do not take any daily medication for COPD and about 35% still smoke. There is an opportunity for improved management of COPD.

To view the full 2013 report, see: Scope of COPD in Minnesota (PDF: 1.9 KB/4 pages). For additional data, see the interactive maps, charts, and queries available at: Minnesota Public Health Data Access (COPD). Also, learn more about the Minnesota COPD Coalition.

The Minnesota Environmental Public Health Tracking Program (MN EPHT) is supported by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Tracking Network.