Tens of thousands of Americans have died from the flu during the last five flu seasons, despite US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research findings that the flu vaccine reduces the risk of flu illness by 40-60 percent and saves thousands of lives each flu season. A variety of factors contributed to the estimated 30.9 million illnesses, 14.5 million medical visits, 600,000 hospitalizations in the US related to flu during the 2016-2017 flu season.
In today's Viz of the Day, we highlight statistics from the CDC, which are featured prominently in US national media coverage of influenza. Estimating deaths related to flu is complex because in most cases the influenza virus is the secondary cause of infections or deteriorating health that leads to death and not the primary cause of death. CDC estimates influenza deaths based on reports on pneumonia and influenza (P&I) deaths and respiratory and circulatory (R&C) deaths using a statistical model.
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Key health indicators presented on this page cover such topics as health expenditure, life expectancy at birth, immunization coverage among children, mortality and burden of disease, stunting prevalence, years of life lost, utilization of health services, access to improved water and sanitation, health workforce, risk factors. Indicators are compiled from the World Development Indicators database of World Bank, Global Health Observatory and Statistics Database of World Health Organization.
June 15, 2012 Commuter biking has seen 4 times growth in last 10 years across New York. Similar trends are seen in other big cities across the country. This increase is fueled by the increased awareness in people towards health, increased cost of commutation and need to be more green. This increase in also supported by the increased obligation of Federal Funds to enable bikers. Some statistics on commuter biking... Please add more data sources or recommend data (email: Facto.Carpe@gmail.com) sources to make this a more complete resource for data on commuter biking.
July 24, 2012 Did you know almost 70% of the HIV AIDS infected population is in Sub-Saharan Africa. Source: World Development Indicators Click on the country dropdown on the toolbar to see country specific data.