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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Proportionate mortality ratio (PMR) adjusted for age, sex, and race by NORA industrial sector, U.S. residents age 15 and over, selected states, 1999


NORA - National Occupational Research Agenda    LCL - lower confidence limit    UCL - upper confidence limit
* The comparable number of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease deaths in the entire United States for this same time period was 245,415.
† indicates that no industry (as defined by 3-digit Census Industry Code) within the specified sector was associated with a significantly elevated PMR based on at least five deaths with this condition in the specified time period.


See Appendix for information about data sources, methods, ICD codes, industrial sector groupings, and limitations.


Mortality multiple cause-of-death data from National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System.

Reference Number: 2008-636

Date Posted: June 2008