What are the sex-related demographics of bacterial pneumonia?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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The incidence of pneumonia is greater in males than in females but the total number of deaths due to pneumonia has been higher among females since the mid 1980s. However, females have age-adjusted death rates close to 30% lower than those in men, because the female population in the United States is larger than the male population. The age-adjusted death rates for females have been reported as 17.9 deaths per 100,000 population and 23.9 deaths per 100,000 population for males. [30, 31]


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