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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 ever received a pneumococcal vaccination.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 14-29d.

National Tables

1.73a Percent of high risk persons age 18-64 who ever received a pneumococcal vaccination, United States, 2000.

National Data Source

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

National Denominator

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

National Numerator

A subset of denominator who answered "Yes" to the question "Have you ever had a pneumonia vaccination, sometimes called a pneumonia shot? This shot is usually given only once in a person's lifetime and is different from the flu shot."

State Tables

1.73b Percent of high risk persons age 18-64 who ever received a pneumococcal vaccination, 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 "Have you ever had a pneumonia vaccination?"

Comments

See Appendix H of Tracking Healthy People 2010 for a complete listing of Leading Health Indicators. High risk conditions include diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, liver disease and cancer.

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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