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Pneumonia Death Rate by Age in 2004

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Pneumonia Death Rate Per 100,000 By Age: United States, 2004

Gorina Y, Kelly T, Lubitz J, Hines Z. Trends in Influenza and Pneumonia Among Older Persons in the United States. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics; 2008. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ahcd/agingtrends/08influenza.pdf

Reference

Title
Trends in Influenza and Pneumonia Among Older Persons in the United States
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Gorina Y, Kelly T, Lubitz J, Hines Z
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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