Figure 7 – The burden of various respiratory diseases, around 2010, in the 28 countries of the European Union. #: Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease stages II–IV. An additional 17 million adults aged ≥40 years had stage I chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Sources: BOLD study; EPISCAN study; European Cancer Observatory; ISAAC studies; World Health Organization (WHO) Detailed Mortality Database; WHO Hospital Morbidity Database; WHO Europe Surveillance Report; WHO World Health Survey.
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