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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 M, Neuzil K, Thompson W, Shay D, et al. The Burden of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Seniors: Results of a population-based study. Clin Infect Dis. 2004; 39(11): 1642-50. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/11/1642.long

Reference

Title
The Burden of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Seniors: Results of a population-based study
Publication
Clin Infect Dis
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Jackson M, Neuzil K, Thompson W, Shay D, 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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