Influenza is a contagious infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by the influenza virus. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. Many different organisms can cause it, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Monitoring this cause of death helps assess increases or decreases in rates and target prevention opportunties for those most at risk.
In 2019, in Alachua County, the age-adjusted rate per 100,000 population of Deaths from Influenza & Pneumonia (All) was 11.2 compared to Florida at 8.4. Since the oldest age at death varies, an ending age of 999 is used to retrieve all records up to and including the oldest age.
Alachua County is in the fourth quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the situation occurs less often in about three quarters of the counties than in Alachua County. The map illustrates county data by quartile. It is shown when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.Links: Healthy People 2030|Florida Health Resources
Age-adjusted Deaths from Influenza & Pneumonia, Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2019
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Age-adjusted Deaths from Influenza & Pneumonia, Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year