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1 in 20 age 85+ will have pneumonia

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Every year 1 in 20 Americans age 85+ will have an episode of community-acquired pneumonia.

Jackson, Michael L., Kathleen M. Neuzil, William W. Thompson, David K. Shay, Onchee Yu, et al. Jackson, Michael L., Kathleen M. Neuzil, William W. Thompson, David K. Shay, Onchee Yu, et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2004; 39(11): 1642-50. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/11/1642.long

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Title
Jackson, Michael L., Kathleen M. Neuzil, William W. Thompson, David K. Shay, Onchee Yu, et al.
Publication
Clin Infect Dis
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Jackson, Michael L., Kathleen M. Neuzil, William W. Thompson, David K. Shay, Onchee Yu, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 39, Issue 11
Pages
1642-50
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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