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Comprehensive Health Status Report 2008

Arrow BulletLung Disease

Lady standing in grassAbout three million Canadians are affected by five serious respiratory diseases – asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, tuberculosis and cystic fibrosis.  In 2004, respiratory diseases were the third most common main diagnosis resulting in hospitalization in Canada.

Topics covered within this chapter include:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Asthma

Lung Disease (PDF 3 pages, 422KB)


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