Important Facts for Pneumonia and Influenza Deaths
Pneumonia and influenza deaths include all resident deaths where pneumonia or influenza were coded as the underlying (primary)
cause of death.
Number of pneumonia and influenza deaths (ICD-10: J09 - J18)
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.
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