3 out of 4 Flu & Pneumonia Deaths Occur Among Seniors Age 75+

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FLU_DEATHS_AGEOver the past 20 years (1999-2018), there were nearly one million deaths in the U.S. from influenza and pneumonia among Americans age 65 and over – accounting for 86% of all deaths from the illness over that time period.  Nearly three in four deaths occurred among seniors age 75 and over.

SOURCE:  National Vital Statistics System, CDC WONDER.


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