Chronic respiratory diseases
were the fourth most common cause of death in the U.S. in 2018

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Additional Information: There were 159,486 deaths in the United States from chronic lower respiratory diseases in 2018. These include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma.
Reference: For more information, read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis, "Mortality in the United States, 2018." "Mortality in the United States, 2018."

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