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This site & the information contained herein Jackie Whitaker 2005 - 2014

Welcome to

COPD Canada

 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

 

 

Currently the 4th leading cause of death and projected to be #3 by 2020.

 

 

According to Statistics Canada,  and with figures gathered between 2009 - 2011,  there was   1.3M   "reported"  (diagnosed) cases of COPD in Canada,  and in  excess of    4M   Canadians with a lung function indicative of this  disease.

 

 

What can you do?

 

LOTS!

 

 

Start by helping  yourself.

  

Through reliable sources  learn all that you can about  COPD.       Don't  simply  "suffer with,  or from."  

 

Patients, caregivers, family members, the general public, clinicians, students, organizations.....  everyone can learn and benefit from the information herein. 

 

 

 

To Patients....

You Are  NOT Alone!!!

 

 

Everything begins with education.

   Hopefully this site will be a start for you!

 

 

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The information contained below (by province and Canada as a whole), has been extracted from the Canadian Lung Association's, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): a "National Report Card."    It's a very dismal reporting though we are hopeful it has changed since then. 

 

 

To review the report cards and  provincial summaries individually,  click on the Grading Letter and numbers shown  below for  each province's write up and overall /complete review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: D+ 58

 

 

 

Text Box: F 48
Text Box: F 49
Text Box: D- 51
Text Box: F  45
Text Box: C 64
Text Box: B- 73
Text Box: C+ 69
Text Box: D+ 57
Text Box: D+ 57
Text Box: 32

 

You Are  NOT Alone!!!

 

 

Everything begins with education.

   Hopefully this site will be a start for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are aware of new statistics or a newer grade, please let me know and I will GLADLY make the changes!

 

 

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As of May 17, 2014

 

Recent COPD Q's & A's of RRT, Mark Mangus

 

      COPD in the News

 

Update Pulmonary Rehabs in Canada

 

 

 

This site is currently undergoing  updates and changes. 

Please help by reporting broken links or important feedback to webmistress@copdcanada.ca    Thank You!

 

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