In 2010, Datamonitor estimates that there were about 69.5 million total prevalent cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in people aged over 40 in the seven major markets(the US, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK). Approximately 54% of cases were mild, 38% were moderate, and 8% were severe or very severe.
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Between 2010 and 2020, Datamonitor expects to see a significant increase in the number of total prevalent cases of COPD in those over age 40 in the seven major markets (the US, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK), from 69.5 million cases to 79.5 million cases. The largest increase will be in the US and the smallest in Germany.
Datamonitor estimates that the largest number of cases of COPD will be in those over age 70, especially in men, due to the fact that COPD prevalence rates increase with age and men are more likely to be smokers. Of the prevalent cases, 11% will be in those aged 40–49, 21% in those aged 50–59, 25% in those aged 60–69, and 42% in those aged over 70.
Datamonitor estimates that in 2010, the majority of COPD cases in the seven major markets (the US, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK) were mild cases. Approximately 54% of cases were mild, 38% were moderate, and 8% were severe or very severe.
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