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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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High-risk adults age 18–64 who ever received pneumococcal vaccination.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 14-29d.


94 High-risk adults age 18–64 who ever received pneumococcal vaccination, United States, 2003, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income

Data Source

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


U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population: high-risk persons age 18–64.


Number of high-risk persons age 18–64 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."


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.

Data are age-adjusted to the 2000 standard population. Age-adjusted percents are weighted sums of age-specific percents. For a discussion of age adjustment, see Part A, Section 5 of Tracking Healthy People 2010.



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