Influenza in the U.S.

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Statista dossier about influenza in the United States

This dossier presents key facts and figures about influenza, or the flu, in the United States. It contains a brief global overview and then provides figures on the prevalence of influenza in the U.S., common prevention measures, and vaccination use.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global overview
    • Fatalities due to flu pandemics worldwide

    • Vaccination coverage against influenza among older people 2017

  • 2. U.S. overview
    • U.S. adults with knowledge of infectious diseases as of 2017

    • Fatalities due to flu pandemics in the U.S.

    • Leading causes of death in the United States 2017

    • Deaths by influenza and pneumonia in the U.S. 1950-2017

    • Number of influenza cases in the United States from 2010-2017

    • Number of influenza-related medical visits in the United States from 2010-2017

    • Influenza hospitalization rate in the United States from 2010-2017

  • 3. Prevention
    • Places U.S. adults visited when they had the flu as of 2017

    • U.S. adults who did not prevent the spread of germs when they had the flu as of 2017

    • Avoiding sickness during flu season in the U.S. 2017

  • 4. Flu vaccination
    • Flu vaccine coverage in the U.S. 2014-2017, by age

    • Percentage of U.S. older people who received influenza vaccination 1997-2018

    • Influenza vaccination coverage of older U.S. adults 2015, by ethnicity

    • Influenza vaccination rates of older U.S. adults 2015, by poverty level

    • U.S. college students that had received select vaccinations as of fall 2018

    • Reasons for not receiving a flu vaccine among U.S. university students as of 2017

    • Reduction of influenza from flu vaccination coverage in the U.S. 2010-2016

    • Months in which U.S. adults get a flu vaccine as of 2017

  • 5. Miscellaneous
    • Opinions on flu vaccination requirements for U.S. nursing home staff as of 2017

    • Workers working even with a cold or flu in the U.S. 2016, by age

    • Share of U.S. employers that offered select wellness programs in 2019

    • Effectiveness of alternative medicine to conventional medicine by condition US 2017

    • Total pneumonia & influenza funding by the National Institutes for Health 2013-2020

    • Rate of pertussis among U.S. population by state 2018

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