Silver Book Fact

Pneumonia Death Rate by Age in 2004

Fact image

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

Gorina, Yelena, Tanika Kelly, James Lubitz, and Zahiyah Hines. Trends in Influenza and Pneumonia Among Older Persons in the United States. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics; February 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
February 2008
Authors
Gorina, Yelena, Tanika Kelly, James Lubitz, and Zahiyah Hines
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • Postherpetic neuralgia in shingles
    Complications, including postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) occur in ~50% of older persons with shingles.  
  • MRSA infections increase in older patients
    In 2008, 75% of healthcare-associated invasive MRSA infections occurred in patients older than 50, with 46% in patients older than 65%.  
  • Lost work due to shingles
    Shingles patients lose an average 129 hours of work per episode.  
  • Pneumonia in people age 85+
    In the U.S., 1 in every 20 individuals age 85 and older will have a new episode of community-acquired pneumonia each year.  
  • Infectious diseases 15% of all healthcare expenditures
    The annual direct & indirect medical cost of infectious diseases is $120 million, 15% of all U.S. healthcare expenditures.