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Number of persons 45 years and over who report having emphysema or chronic bronchitis and currently experience an activity limitation due to a respiratory problem
Number of persons 45 years and over who report having emphysema or chronic bronchitis
From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:
What condition or health problem causes you to have difficulty with these activities?
[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]
Have you EVER been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had emphysema?
DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS, have you been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had Chronic bronchitis?
Persons are classified as having an activity limitation if they responded that lung/breathing problems caused limitations.
This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:
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