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Home Health Facts Major Disease Burden Major Causes of Death Pneumonia


In 2016, 64,395 inpatient discharges and deaths were related to pneumonia, accounting for 3.0% of all inpatient discharges and deaths.

Pneumonia was the second leading cause of death in 2016. In 2016, the number of deaths were 8,292, accounting for 17.8% of all registered deaths. The crude death rates for male and female were 130.1 and 98.4 per 100,000 population of respective sex.

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

In 2016, the age-specific death rates due to pneumonia increased markedly after age 70. In general, males had higher death rates than females.