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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Non-institutionalized adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 14-29b.

Tables

72 Non-institutionalized adults age 65 and over who ever received a pneumococcal vaccination, United States, 2001, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.

Denominator

U.S. population (civilian, non-institutionalized): age 65 and over.

Numerator

Number of adults, age 65 and over, who had a pneumonia vaccination.

Comments

This measure is one of the components of the Immunization Leading Health Indicator, which further defines the measure as pertaining to high-risk adults. See Appendix H of Tracking Healthy People 2010 for a complete listing of Leading Health Indicators.

Data are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population. Age-adjusted percents are weighted sums of age-specific percents. For a discussion on age adjustment, see Part A, Section 5 of Tracking Healthy People 2010.

 

 

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