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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.88a: Percentage of patients age 50 years or older who received influenza vaccine in the hospital, or had a documentation that the influenza vaccine was administered prior to arrival during the current flu season, or influenza vaccine was contraindicated because of allergy to the vaccine, or the patient refuseda, United States, 2000-2001 and 2002

  2002 2000-2001
Population group Percenta Standard error Percenta Standard error
Total 27.67 1.21 26.22 1.20
Gender        
    Male 28.47 0.76 25.64 0.53
    Female 27.42 0.70 27.08 0.51
Raceb        
    White 28.82 0.56 27.23 0.40
    African American 18.32 1.62 16.26 1.11
    Hispanic 14.01 2.79    
    Native American 34.56 4.11    
    Asian 32.97 4.98    
    Other     27.24 1.50
Age        
    50-64 22.57 1.65 22.43 1.05
    65-74 28.47 0.99 27.79 0.78
    75-84 29.16 0.84 27.37 0.61
    85 and over 27.20 1.00 25.54 0.67

aApplies only to patients discharged during/around the flu season (October through March).

b Race categories changed in 2002 data.

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program.

 

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