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Pneumonia killed ~50,000 people in 2010

In 2010, pneumonia killed around 50,000 Americans.

National Center for Health Statistics. Deaths: Final data for 2010. National Vital Statistics Report. May 8, 2013; 37(12): 1617-24. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_04.pdf

Reference

Title
Deaths: Final data for 2010
Publication
National Vital Statistics Report
Publication Date
May 8, 2013
Authors
National Center for Health Statistics
Volume & Issue
Volume 37, Issue 12
Pages
1617-24
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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