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Home Health Facts Major Disease Burden Major Causes of Death Pneumonia

Pneumonia

In 2015, 54,329 inpatient discharges and deaths were related to pneumonia, accounting for 2.6% of all inpatient discharges and deaths.



Pneumonia was the second leading cause of death in 2015. In 2015, the number of deaths were 8,004, accounting for 17.1% of all registered deaths. The crude death rates for male and female were 125.5 and 96.3 per 100,000 population of respective sex.



The age-standardized death rate due to pneumonia was stable in recent few years.



In 2015, the age-specific death rates due to pneumonia increased markedly after age 70. In general, males had higher death rates than females.