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Statistics

Lung diseases

Best overall source

The best overall source for statistics on respiratory diseases in Canada is the report called Life and Breath: Respiratory Disease in Canada, released in November 2007. This report is a collaborative effort of the Public Health Agency of Canada's Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, the Canadian Lung Association, Statistics Canada, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

General facts and figures on lung diseases

Canadian Lung Association Study: Exploring self-awareness levels of major lung disease risk factors among Canadians most at risk. October 2010

Asthma

Statistics Canada Persons with asthma by age and sex

COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis)

COPD figures from Statistics Canada

Lung cancer

In 2013, lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women.

  • 25,500 Canadians will be diagnosed with lung cancer. This represents 14% of all new cancer cases in 2013.
  • 20,200 Canadians will die from lung cancer. This represents 27% of all cancer deaths in 2013.
  • 13,300 men will be diagnosed with lung cancer and 10,700 will die from it.
  • 12,200 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer and 9,500 will die from it.
  • On average, 70 Canadians will be diagnosed with lung cancer every day.
  • On average, 55 Canadians will die from lung cancer every day.

All statistics are estimates from: Canadian Cancer Society's Steering Committee: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2013. Toronto: Canadian Cancer Society, 2013.

Influenza

FluWatch- The Public Health Agency of Canada's flu surveillance program

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis in Canada 2010 Pre-release: report from the Public Health Agency of Canada