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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of institutionalized adults (persons in long-term care or nursing homes) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 14-29f.

Tables

1.75a Percent of current nursing home residents or discharges who ever received pneumococcal vaccination, United States, 1999.

1.75b Percent of current nursing home residents or discharges who ever received pneumococcal vaccination, United States, 1997.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS).

Denominator

U.S. population: adults in long-term facilities or nursing homes.

Numerator

Number of adults in long-term care facilities or nursing homes reported to have ever received a pneumococcal vaccination.

Comments

Data are from the population residing in long-term care facilities or nursing homes and exclude residents in facilities providing only room and board or serving special health problems such as mental retardation or alcoholism.

Vaccination status is ascertained by the staff member completing the survey based on available records; sampled residents are not queried. In the 1995 NNHS, the percentage of sampled residents for whom vaccination status could not be ascertained was 21 percent for influenza vaccination and 43 percent for pneumococcal vaccination.

The percent vaccinated calculation excluded unknown vaccination status.

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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