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Deaths from Pneumonia

Pneumonia: Deaths

Deaths from Pneumonia: 61,777 people died from pneumonia each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)

Deaths from types of Pneumonia: for details see deaths from types of Pneumonia 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 Pneumonia: 61,776 per year, 5,148 per month, 1,188 per week, 169 per day, 7 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this automatic extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 61,777 people died from pneumonia each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)

Pneumonia: Deaths Articles

Deaths information for Pneumonia: The U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate nearly 90,000 people in the United States died from one of several kinds of pneumonia in 1999. (Source: excerpt from Pneumococcal Pneumonia, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Pneumonia: Life Years Lost

Average life years lost from Pneumonia: 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.

Worldwide Deaths from Pneumonia

On an international scale, acute respiratory infection ranks as the third most frequent cause of death among children less than 5 years old and was responsible for approximately 3.5 million deaths in 1998. (Source: excerpt from Pneumococcal Pneumonia, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Misdiagnosis and Pneumonia deaths

Pneumonia can be deadly if misdiagnosed...more »

Death statistics for Pneumonia

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

  • 21.7 people per 100,000 died from pneumonia each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 8.1% of hospital deaths were from pneumonia each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 62,065 annual deaths for pneumonia (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • 36,655 female deaths for Influenza and Pneumonia in the USA 2000 (American Heart Association, 2002)
  • 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)
  • 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]
  • 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 Pneumonia: medical news summaries

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

Pneumonia: Hospitalization Statistics

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

  • 1.3 million hospitalizations were due to pneumonia annually in the US 2002 (2001 National Hospital Discharge Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • 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)
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Deaths from Pneumonia discussion

Each year, acute respiratory infections cause approximately 2 million deaths among children <5 years old and are the leading cause of death in this age group. About 1% of pneumonia cases result in sequelae (e.g., bronchiectasis), which increases the risk of recurrent infections. (Source: excerpt from Pneumonia among Children in Developing Countries: DBMD)

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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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