Indicator Report - Pneumonia and Influenza Mortality by County, 2007-2011
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.
Pneumonia and Influenza Mortality by County, 2007-2011
Deaths were coded under the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Age-adjusted death rates
were calculated using the direct method and the projected United States 2000 population as the standard.
**Rates are displayed only for counties that have a minimum of 20 deaths. U.S. data are for 2010.
Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics