"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
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.
Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics