Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Chronic Diseases

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Prevalence

As part of the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), respondents were asked if they had been diagnosed with certain health conditions by a health professional that were expected to last six months or longer. In 2015-2016, 6%^ (3.8%, 9.1%) of Simcoe Muskoka adults (35+) reported having chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) (^interpret with caution due to high variability). This was not significantly different from the provincial self-reported COPD prevalence rate of 4% (3.7%, 4.4%).