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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Respiratory Diseases

Number of deaths, influenza and pneumonia combined (2003)............................................. 64,8474
Cause of death rank, influenza and pneumonia combined (2003)......................................... 7th4
Americans 18 and over with an asthma attack in past 12 months (2003) ............................. 13,623,00049
Americans under 18 with an asthma attack in past 12 months (2003).................................. 3,975,00050
Annual number of pneumonia cases (1996)....................................................................... 4,800,00051
Total cost of lung diseases.............................................................................................. $139.6 billion5
Total direct medical costs of lung diseases....................................................................... $80.7 billion5
Total cost of upper respiratory infections........................................................................... $40 billion51
Total cost of asthma...................................................................................................... $11.3 billion-14 billion52
Respiratory care differs by.............................................................................................. race53,54,55

 

 

 

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