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Important Facts for Pneumonia and Influenza Deaths

Definition

Pneumonia and influenza deaths include all resident deaths where pneumonia or influenza were coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.

Numerator

Number of pneumonia and influenza deaths (ICD-10: J09 - J18)

Denominator

Total resident population

Why Is This Important?

"In 2008, pneumonia and influenza yielded the eighth leading cause of death among North Carolinians, causing approximately 1,750 deaths. Individuals aged more than 65 years, those with chronic health conditions, pregnant women, and young children are at higher risk of developing complications such as pneumonia from the flu." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

Other Objectives

Healthy North Carolina 2020

Other Program Information

North Carolina Flu Update

State Center for Health Statistics, N.C. Division of Public Health, Telephone: 919-733-4728, Fax: 919-733-8485
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