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

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)
112.4 (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).

Single-year rates are calculated based on the resident population of the data year involved. For census years, April 1 census counts are used (e.g. 2000). For postcensal years, July 1 estimates from the postcensal Vintage that matches the data year are used (e.g. July 1, 2004 resident population estimates from Vintage 2004 are used to calculate rates for 2004). For intercensal years, intercensal population estimates are used in rate calculations (e.g. 1991-1999). Population estimates for 1991 and later have 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+
  • County of Birth: 45-54, 55-64, 75+
  • Geographic Location: 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84, 85+
  • Marital Status: 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84, 85+
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.