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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of high risk persons (e.g. COPD) age 18-64 who received an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 14-29c.

National Tables

1.69a Percent of high risk persons age 18-64 who received an influenza vaccination, United States, 2000.

National Data Source

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

National Denominator

U.S. population: high-risk adults age 18 to 64.

National Numerator

A subset of denominator who report receiving an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months.

State Tables

1.69b Percent of high risk persons age 18-64 who received an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months, by state, 2001.

State Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

State Denominator

Number of high-risk persons age 18 to 64.

State Numerator

Number of high-risk persons, age 18 to 64 who answered "Yes" to the question "During the past 12 months, have you had a flu shot?"

Comments

High risk conditions include diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, liver disease and cancer. Not all high-risk conditions for complications of influenza and pneumococcal disease can be ascertained by NHIS (for example, immunocompromised), and the sample size may be too small for some groups.

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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