Variations in influenza vaccination among the elderlyPreventive and Behavioral Medicine Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
SubjectsAged; Aged, 80 and over; Delivery of Health Care; Female; Guideline Adherence; Health Services for the Aged; Health Status; Humans; Influenza Vaccines; Influenza, Human; Male; Vaccination
AbstractOBJECTIVES: 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.
Rights and PermissionsCitation: Am J Health Behav. 2004 Jul-Aug;28(4):352-60.
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Citation InformationStephenie C. Lemon, William Rakowski, Melissa A. Clark, Jason Roy, et al.. "Variations in influenza vaccination among the elderly" Vol. 28 Iss. 4 (2004) ISSN: 1087-3244 (Linking)
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