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Unit: hospitalizations/10,000 population 18+ years
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Age-Adjusted Hospitalization Rate due to Bacterial Pneumonia

Value: 28.2 hospitalizations/10,000 population 18+ years
Location: County : Miami-Dade
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Comparison: FL Counties
Categories: Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases
Health / Respiratory Diseases
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the average annual age-adjusted hospitalization rate due to bacterial pneumonia per 10,000 population aged 18 years and older. Cases caused by tuberculosis or sexually transmitted diseases or with any diagnosis of sickle cell anemia, HB-S disease, or immunocompromised state were excluded.
Why this is important: 
According to the Mayo Clinic, more than 60,000 Americans die of pneumonia every year. Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs that's usually caused by infection with bacteria, viruses, fungi or other organisms. Pneumonia is a particular concern for older adults and people with chronic illnesses or impaired immune systems, but it can also strike young, healthy people. Worldwide, it's a leading cause of death in children. Although signs and symptoms vary, many cases of pneumonia develop suddenly, with chest pain, fever, chills, cough and shortness of breath. Infection often follows a cold or the flu, but it can also be associated with other illnesses or occur on its own. Some forms of bacterial pneumonia are treatable with antibiotics, but antibiotic-resistant strains are a growing problem.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Rates were calculated using population figures from the 2010 U.S. Census. Rates based on fewer than 10 hospitalizations are unstable and are not reported. Rates for zip codes with a population of less than 300 are not reported.
Source: Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
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Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Time Series Data

2006-2008: 31.7 2007-2009: 30.4 2008-2010: 29.8 2009-2011: 30.3 2010-2012: 28.2

hospitalizations/10,000 population 18+ years

Indicates a change in methodology
2010-2012 Due to a change in methodology, the 2010-2012 data should be considered a baseline year for data analysis and is not directly comparable to previous years.

Hospitalization Rate due to Bacterial Pneumonia by Age

18-19: 4.9 20-24: 5.2 25-44: 7.4 45-64: 21.5 65-84: 80.5 85+: 293.7

hospitalizations/10,000 population 18+ years

Age-Adjusted Hospitalization Rate due to Bacterial Pneumonia by Gender

Female: 26.1 Male: 31.3

hospitalizations/10,000 population 18+ years

Age-Adjusted Hospitalization Rate due to Bacterial Pneumonia by Race/Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native: 23.1 Asian: 10.0 Black or African American: 30.8 Hispanic, any race: 27.0 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 176.5 White, non-Hispanic: 28.1

hospitalizations/10,000 population 18+ years

* Value may be statistically unstable and should be interpreted with caution.

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