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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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