Percentage of People Aged 6 Months and Older Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine in the Prior 12 Months

Acute respiratory infections, including influenza and pneumonia, are the eighth leading cause of death in the US. The best way to protect against flu is annual vaccination. 

Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Metrics Calculation

The Sample Adult and Sample Child questionnaires of the NHIS were used to construct a dichotomous outcome for receipt of flu vaccine during the past 12 months (yes or no). Data on Sample Adults (18 years and over) are available for the entire period (2000-2010) while data on Sample Children (17 years and under) are available beginning in 2005 and through 2011. Respondents were asked if they had received a flu shot during the past 12 months. Beginning in September 2003, respondents were asked if they had received a flu vaccine sprayed in their nose (sometimes called by the brand name FluMistª) during the past 12 months, in addition to the question regarding the flu shot. Data on children (17 years and under) are available only from 2005 onward.

 

Numerator: Those who received seasonal flu vaccine during the last flu vaccination season, either in a shot or nasal spray. Beginning in September 2003, respondents also were asked if they had received a flu vaccine sprayed in their nose, in addition to the question regarding the flu shot.

Denominator: Persons aged 6 months or older.

Additional Information

Inclusion Criteria: All Sample Adults aged 18 years and over. All Sample Children aged 6 months to 17 years.

Exclusion Criteria: 1. Sample Adults and Sample Children with unknown flu vaccination status. 2. For educational status: persons under age 25 years. 3. For pregnancy status: males of all ages and females under 18 years of age and over 49 years of age.

 

This measure is calculated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics from the National Health Interview Survey. All estimates meet the criteria of less than or equal to 30% relative standard error, unless stated otherwise. Estimates may have been suppressed if there were additional concerns over statistical reliability.

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Percentage of People Aged 6 Months and Older Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine in the Prior 12 Months

Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine by Coverage Overview

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Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine among those with Medicaid Coverage

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Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine among those with Medicare Coverage

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Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine among those with Other Public Coverage

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Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine by Ethnicity

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Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine by Race

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Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine by Age Group

Measure 24 : Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine | Age Group

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Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine by Disability Status

Measure 24 : Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine | Disability Status

Disability was defined according to the standard questions used in the American Community Survey. An individual was identified as having a disability if any of the following conditions existed: is deaf or has serious difficulty hearing; is blind or has serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses; has difficulty dressing or bathing; has serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions; has serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs; has difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping. Disability estimates are available for calendar years 2009 and later.

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Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine by Education Level

Measure 24 : Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine | Education Level

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Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine by Income Level

Measure 24 : Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine | Income Level

Poverty is defined by Census Bureau poverty thresholds. For more information on the definition of poverty, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine by Metropolitan Status

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Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine by Number of Chronic Conditions

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Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine by Pregnancy Status

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Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine by Region

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Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine by Self Reported Health Status

Measure 24 : Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine | Self Reported Health Status

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Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine by Sex

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Percentage of People Receiving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine by State

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White coloring indicates that no data are available for that state.

State-level estimates (if applicable) meet the following criteria: less than or equal to 20% relative standard error and adequate sample size. All other estimates meet the criteria of less than or equal to 30% relative standard error. Estimates may have been suppressed if there were additional concerns over statistical reliability.

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