Special Report

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

Thomas C. Frohlich

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31. New Mexico
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 5.2% of patients (out of 439,607)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 3.8% of patients
> 65 and over population: 17.6% (11th highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.7% (15th lowest)

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32. New York
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 2.7% of patients (out of 1,007,592)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 3.2% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.4% (25th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 5.8% (19th lowest)

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33. North Carolina
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 2.6% of patients (out of 1,888,184)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.3% (23rd lowest)
> 5 and under population: 5.8% (19th lowest)

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34. North Dakota
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 3.3% of patients (out of 62,887)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.7% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.3% (7th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.9% (4th highest)

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35. Ohio
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 1.5% of patients (out of 316,392)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 17.1% (17th highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.9% (23rd lowest)

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