BRFSS is a telephone administered survey given to a random sample of U.S. residents sampled by state. The survey includes questions on major behavioral outcomes and risks among adults, including asthma. The BRFSS has included COPD questions and allows state estimates of COPD prevalence.
The National EHTP portal provides consistent data and measures for COPD hospitalizations for the states funded by the CDC EPHT program. The COPD hospitalization data presented on the national portal are gathered by each EPHT program from each state's hospital discharge database.
This report provides a framework that could be used by the public health community to address COPD as an important public health issue.
This program provides information for people who are at risk for COPD, those who have been diagnosed with COPD, and health care providers.