Chronic respiratory disease burden


Chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs) are leading causes of death and disability in the Region of the Americas. CRDs include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and other chronic respiratory diseases such as occupational lung diseases, and pulmonary hypertension. Tobacco use, household and environmental air pollution, occupational chemicals, and dust are the main risk factors for CRDs.

This visualization shows the level and time trends of mortality and disease burden from CRD by age and sex across countries of the Americas from 2000 to 2019.