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Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a chronic condition associated primarily with smoking and environmental factors such as working or living in areas where there is dust, gas, chemical fumes, smoke or air pollution .
More than three in 100 (3.4%) people reported having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, about the same as in 2012–13 (4.1%).
The proportion of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was:
1. National Asthma Council Australia, How is Asthma Treated? <http://www.nationalasthma.org.au/understanding-asthma/how-is-asthma-managed>; last accessed 14/11/2019.
2. Lung Foundation Australia, August 2018, COPD the Basics, <https://lungfoundation.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Book-COPD-The-Basics-Sep2018.pdf>; last accessed 15/11/19.
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