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

Value: 14.4 ER visits/10,000 population 18+ years
Measurement
Period:
2010-2012
Location: Region : Tampa Bay
Located in State: Florida
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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 emergency room visit 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 ER visits 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
URL of Source:   http://ahca.myflorida.com/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Time Series Data

2007-2009: 12.3 2008-2010: 12.8 2009-2011: 13.5 2010-2012: 14.4

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Unit: ER visits/10,000 population 18+ years
View the Legend

Age-Adjusted ER Rate due to Bacterial Pneumonia

Value: 14.4 ER visits/10,000 population 18+ years
Measurement
Period:
2010-2012
Location: Region : Tampa Bay
Located in State: Florida
[ View All Location Types ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases
Health / Respiratory Diseases
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the average annual age-adjusted emergency room visit 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 trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Rates were calculated using population figures from the 2010 U.S. Census. Rates based on fewer than 10 ER visits 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
URL of Source:   http://ahca.myflorida.com/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Time Series Data

2007-2009: 12.3 2008-2010: 12.8 2009-2011: 13.5 2010-2012: 14.4

ER visits/10,000 population 18+ years

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