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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a serious long-term lung disease in which the flow of air into the lungs is gradually reduced by inflammation of the air passages and damage to the lung tissue. Chronic Bronchitis and emphysema are common types of COPD.

The latest information shows:

Annual new cases of COPD among former coal miners assessed for IIDB in Great Britain, 2005-2015

Chronic bronchitis and emphysema in Great Britain, 1993-2012

Updated 2016-11-02