By 2050, 592 million people will suffer from (COPD).

By 2050, 592 million people will suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

A statistical model developed by scientists from Australia, the United Kingdom, India, Canada, the United States, and South America has shown that the number of cases of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) worldwide among people over 25 years old will increase by 23% by 2050, reaching approximately 592 million cases. As reported in JAMA Network Open, women and regions with low and middle income levels will be the most affected.

Currently, COPD ranks third among the leading causes of death worldwide. According to scientists’ estimates in 2020, the global prevalence was 10.6%, corresponding to 480 million cases. By 2050, the regions most affected will be Sub-Saharan Africa and the East Asia-Pacific region.