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Variations in influenza vaccination among the elderly.
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  • Stephenie C Lemon
  • William Rakowski
  • Melissa A Clark
  • Jason Roy
  • Peter D Friedmann
Document Type
Article, Non peer-reviewed
Publication Date
7-1-2004
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: To identify unique, mutually exclusive population segments whose members share characteristics associated with likelihood of influenza vaccination. METHODS: Data from 30,668 elderly participants in the 1999 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Systems was analyzed using classification and regression tree analysis. RESULTS: Eleven subgroups were identified: Non-Hispanic Blacks and Hispanics with no recent checkup had the lowest prevalence estimate (28.1%), whereas married white persons aged 75 plus with a recent checkup had the highest (80.6%). CONCLUSIONS: Influenza vaccination varies greatly according to preventive medical care use and race/ethnicity, factors that are amenable to targeted outreach efforts.
PMID
15228972
Citation Information
Stephenie C Lemon, William Rakowski, Melissa A Clark, Jason Roy, et al.. "Variations in influenza vaccination among the elderly." (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter-friedmann/138/