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Indicator Report - Pneumonia and Influenza Deaths

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 Rate North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2008-2011

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Data Notes

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.  The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics 

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Definition

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

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of pneumonia and influenza deaths (ICD-10: J09 - J18)
Denominator: Total resident population

Page Content Updated On 01/23/2013, Published on 02/01/2013
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