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From 1900-1945 and from 1965-1976 Pneumonia and Influenza was one of the five leading causes of death in the United States, but has not ranked higher than 6th in any year since 1978.

Source: National Vital Statistics System

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STATCAST – 2018 Final Mortality Data: January 30, 2020

New Release of 2018 Mortality Data and New Data on Maternal Mortality in the United States

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