Risk Factors for Pneumonia
List of Risk Factors for Pneumonia
The list of risk factors mentioned for Pneumonia in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
Pneumonia among Children in Developing Countries: DBMD (Excerpt)
Infants (especially premature or
low birth weight). Nearly 75% of pneumonia deaths occur among
infants under 1 year old. Risk also increases with malnutrition,
malaria, and suppressed immunity. (Source: excerpt from Pneumonia among Children in Developing Countries: DBMD)
Diabetes Statistics in the United States: NIDDK (Excerpt)
People with diabetes are more susceptible to many other illnesses.
For example, they are more likely to die of pneumonia or influenza than
people who do not have diabetes. (Source: excerpt from Diabetes Statistics in the United States: NIDDK)
Risks factors for Pneumonia: medical news summaries:
The following medical news items
are relevant to risk factors for Pneumonia:
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Pneumonia are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Pneumonia
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Pneumonia.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Pneumonia.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.
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