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QuickStats: Rate* of Hospitalization for Pneumonia, by Age Group — National Hospital Discharge Survey, United States, 2000–2010

The figure shows the rate of hospitalization for pneumonia, by age group, in the United States, during 2000-2010. From 2000 to 2010, the hospitalization rate for pneumonia decreased by 20% for the total population. The rate decreased 30% among those aged 65-74 years, 31% among those aged 75-84 years, and 33% among those aged ≥85 years. Throughout the period, the rate of hospitalization for the <65 years age group was substantially lower than the rate for any other age group.

* Per 10,000 population. Hospitalization for pneumonia is defined as a first-listed diagnosis on the medical record of 480-486, as coded according to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification. Rates were calculated using U.S. Census Bureau 2000-based postcensal civilian population estimates.

From 2000 to 2010, the hospitalization rate for pneumonia decreased by 20% for the total population. The rate decreased 30% among those aged 65–74 years, 31% among those aged 75–84 years, and 33% among those aged ≥85 years. Throughout the period, the rate of hospitalization for the <65 years age group was substantially lower than the rate for any other age group.

Source: National Hospital Discharge Survey, 2000–2010. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhds.htm.

Reported by: Monica Wolford, MA, mwolford@cdc.gov, 301-458-4346; Karishma Anand, MPH, Maria Owings, PhD.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows the rate of hospitalization for pneumonia, by age group, in the United States, during 2000-2010. From 2000 to 2010, the hospitalization rate for pneumonia decreased by 20% for the total population. The rate decreased 30% among those aged 65-74 years, 31% among those aged 75-84 years, and 33% among those aged ≥85 years. Throughout the period, the rate of hospitalization for the <65 years age group was substantially lower than the rate for any other age group.


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