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Pneumonia Hits Older Adults Hardest

Pneumonia Hits Older Adults Hardest

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Pneumonia Hospitalizes Substantial Number of Older Adults

• The burden of community-acquired pneumonia that requires hospitalization is substantial and is markedly higher among the oldest adults, according to new population-based surveillance data.

• The incidence of hospitalization for pneumonia among adults aged 50 to 64 years is 4 times higher than the incidence among adults aged 18 to 49 years.

• The estimated incidence of hospitalization for pneumonia for adults aged 65 and 79 years is 9 times higher than that of younger adults.

• The estimated incidence for those 80 years and older is 25 times higher.

 

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