Respiratory diseases are diseases of the lungs not caused by infection. They are the sum of the following (with their contribution to the total Respiratory diseases deaths in 2002).
1. Chronic bronchitis [Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease], U112 Map 458, (74% of deaths).
2. Asthma, U113 Map 459, (7% of deaths).
3. Other respiratory diseases, U114 no map, (19% of deaths).
Respiratory infections U038 Map 403, are counted separately.
Respiratory diseases caused 6.48% of all deaths worldwide in 2002, an average of 595 deaths per million people per year.