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RD-10 Data Details

RD-10 Reduce deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among adults

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Vital Statistics System-Mortality (NVSS-M); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Population Estimates; U.S. Census Bureau (Census)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
per 100,000 (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
113.9 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
Projection/trend analysis
Number of COPD deaths (ICD-10 codes J40-J44, and excludes asthma) among persons aged 45 years and over
Number of persons aged 45 years and over
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Deaths due to COPD (ICD 10 codes J40-J44, and excludes asthma).

FOR SINGLE DATA YEARS: Death rates are calculated based on the resident population of the United States for the data year involved. For census years (e.g. 2010), population counts enumerated as of April 1 are used. For all other years, populations estimates as of July 1 are used. Postcensal population estimates are used in rate calculations for years after a census year and match the data year vintage (e.g. July 1, 2011 resident population estimates from Vintage 2011 are used as the denominator for 2011 rates). Intercensal population estimates are used in rate calculations for the years between censuses (e.g. 1991-1999, 2001-2009). Race-specific population estimates for 1991 and later use bridged-race categories.

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84, 85+
  • Sex: 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84, 85+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84, 85+
  • Country of Birth: 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Geographic Location: 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84, 85+
  • Marital Status: 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
Trend Issues
Mortality data by marital status were not available for 60% of Georgia’s records in 2008 and 94% of Georgia’s records in 2009. Therefore, 2008 and 2009 data by marital status should be interpreted with caution.
Target Calculation Methods
Linear regression was used to estimate the Healthy People 2020 target based on 1999-2007 trend data from the NVSS-M. The Healthy People 2020 baseline year is 2007 and the target was derived by calculating the expected rate a decade later.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

In 2013, rates for 2007–2009 were revised using intercensal population estimates based on the 2000 and 2010 censuses instead of the postcensal estimates for the denominator. Thus, the original baseline was revised from 112.4 to 113.9 deaths per 100,000 adults aged 45 years and over. The target was adjusted from 98.5 to 102.6 deaths per 100,000 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.