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Hospital Discharges Due to Pneumonia

Number of hospital discharges due to pneumonia (except that caused by TB or STD). Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can cause mild to severe illness in people of all ages. Pneumonia can be caused by viruses, bacteria, and fungi. In the United States, common causes of viral pneumonia are influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and a common cause of bacterial pneumonia is Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus). However, these infections can often be prevented with vaccines and can usually be treated with antibiotics, antiviral drugs (such as Tamiflu), or specific drug therapies. Common signs of pneumonia include cough, fever, and difficulty breathing.

Measurement Period: 2010
Value: 103






HP 2020

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Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2010 103
    2009 15
    2008 21
    2007 23
    2006 26
    2005 33



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