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Deaths from Flu

Flu: Deaths

Deaths from Flu: 63,730 annual deaths for influenza and pneumonia (NVSR Sep 2001); estimated 20,000 deaths from flu (NIAID)

Deaths from types of Flu: for details see deaths from types of Flu analysis; summary of available deaths by type data:

Death Rates

Cause of death rank: 7th leading cause of death in 1999 and 2000 is "pneumonia/influenza" (CDC)

Death Rate Extrapolation

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Flu: 63,729 per year, 5,310 per month, 1,225 per week, 174 per day, 7 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this automatic extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 63,730 annual deaths for influenza and pneumonia (NVSR Sep 2001); estimated 20,000 deaths from flu (NIAID)

Flu: Deaths Articles

Deaths information for Flu: An estimated 100,000 hospitalizations and about 20,000 deaths occur each year from the flu or its complications. (Source: excerpt from Focus On The Flu: NIAID) ... average of 20,000 to 40,000 deaths per year. (Source: excerpt from Microbes in Sickness and in Health -- Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID) ... in the United States more than 100,000 people are hospitalized and more than 20,000 people die from the flu and its complications every year. (Source: excerpt from The Flu, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID) ... In an average year, flu leads to about 20,000 deaths nationwide and many more hospitalizations. (Source: excerpt from What to Do About the Flu -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Flu: Life Years Lost

Average life years lost from Flu: 9.5 years for pneumonia/influenza (SEER)1; 10.9 for pneumonia/influenza in North Carolina2; 4.3 average YPLL/person for pneumonia and influenza in Michigan3.

Misdiagnosis and Flu deaths

Flu can be deadly if misdiagnosed...more »

Death statistics for Flu

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Flu:

  • 36,655 female deaths for Influenza and Pneumonia in the USA 2000 (American Heart Association, 2002)
  • 257 people died from influenza each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 0.1 people per 100,000 population died from influenza each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • Death statistics by age in the USA for influenza and pneumonia:
    • influenza and pneumonia caused 2.5% of deaths for age 1-4 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • influenza and pneumonia caused 1.3% of deaths for age 5-9 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • influenza and pneumonia caused 1.1% of deaths for age 10-14 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • influenza and pneumonia caused 0.5% of deaths for age 15-19 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • influenza and pneumonia caused 0.6% of deaths for age 20-24 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • influenza and pneumonia caused 1.2% of deaths for age 35-44 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • influenza and pneumonia caused 1.1% of deaths for age 45-54 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • influenza and pneumonia caused 3.2% of deaths for age 65 and over years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • influenza and pneumonia caused 1.5% of deaths for age 65-74 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • influenza and pneumonia caused 2.7% of deaths for age 75-84 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • influenza and pneumonia caused 4.8% of deaths for age 85 and over in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
  • Death statistics by race in the USA for influenza and pneumonia:
    • 19.2 per 100,000 women for influenza and pneumonia in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 20.5 per 100,000 Hispanic/Latino people for influenza and pneumonia in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 21.7 per 100,000 white people for influenza and pneumonia in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 22.5 per 100,000 American Indian or Alaska Native people for influenza and pneumonia in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 24.1 per 100,000 black people for influenza and pneumonia in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 26.6 per 100,000 men for influenza and pneumonia in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 3.5 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander people for influenza and pneumonia in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 43.7 per 100,000 people for influenza and pneumonia in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • Death statistics in Australia for pneumonia and influenza:
    • 1,353 men died from pneumonia and influenza in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 1,731 women died from pneumonia and influenza in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 2.0% of all male deaths was due to pneumonia and influenza in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 2.7% of all female deaths was due to pneumonia and influenza in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 3.6% of all deaths were from pneumonia and influenza in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
    • 2,530 female deaths from pneumonia and influenza in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
    • 4,579 deaths from pneumonia and influenza in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
    • 2,049 male deaths were from pneumonia and influenza in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)

Deaths from Flu: medical news summaries

The following medical news items are relevant to death from Flu:

Hospitalizations for Flu:

100,000 hospitalizations for flu (NIAID) more about hospitazliations »

Flu: Hospitalization Statistics

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Flu:

  • 1.03% (131,593) of hospital episodes were for influenza and pneumonia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultations for influenza and pneumonia required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital episodes for influenza and pneumonia were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital episodes for influenza and pneumonia were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Footnotes:
1. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
2. Years of Potential Life Lost in North Carolina, NCMJ March/April 2002, Volume 63, Number 2
3. Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, MDCH, Michigan, USA

 

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