Objective: My objective of this project is to determine whether there is a correlation between COPD and physical activity in the United States by looking at all 50 states. Also, to determine if there is a difference between the prevalence of COPD in different regions of the US.
Methods: Data was collected and analyzed using the publicly available data set from the CDC Wonder database (wonder.cdc.gov). A Pearson correlation test and an ANOVA with post hoc tests were used to determine correlations and differences between variables to answer research questions.
Results: There is a significant negative correlation between physical activity and COPD prevalence in the US. The South has a significantly greater COPD prevalence than the West, Midwest and Northeast.
Ganz, E. (2020). Correlation between COPD and Physical Activity in the United States. Wright State University. Dayton, Ohio.