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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 received influenza vaccination in past 12 months.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 14-29e.

Tables

1.71a Percent of institutionalized adults who received an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months, United States, 1999.

1.71b Percent of institutionalized adults who received an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months, 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 age 18 and over in long-term care facilities or nursing homes.

Numerator

Adults age 18 and over in long-term care facilities or nursing homes reported to have received an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months.

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 will include persons with unknown vaccination status in the denominator. Improvements to administration of the survey will be made in 1999 to minimize the reporting of 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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