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COPD: What we know about the disease that killed a million Indians in 2017

Levels of air pollution have risen dramatically over the last two to three decades. That has had a major impact on COPD

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Swagata Yadavar | IndiaSpend  |  Pune 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) was the second highest cause of death in India after heart disease in 2017, killing 1 million (958,000) Indians that year, according to University of Washington’s Global Burden of Disease study, 2018.

led to 13% of all deaths in India, and 7.5 million were at risk of the disease in 2016, IndiaSpend reported in January 2018.

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First Published: Mon, March 04 2019. 09:15 IST