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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Effectiveness of Care: Respiratory Diseases

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 Table

1.78a Percent of high risk persons age 18-64 who received an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months, United States, 2000 and 2001.

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 Table

1.78b Percent of high risk persons age 18-64 who received an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months, by State, 2001 and 2002.

State Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 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.

Percents 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.

Race categories have changed since 2001. Data for 2001 and later years may not be comparable to data from previous years.

 

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