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Racial/ethnic disparities in influenza and pneumococcal vaccination levels among persons aged > or =65 years--United States, 1989-2001.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2003 Oct 10; 52(40):958-62.MM

Abstract

Influenza and pneumococcal diseases are key causes of mortality among persons aged > or =65 years, accounting for approximately 36,000 and 3,400 deaths per year, respectively, during 1990-1999. Substantial racial/ethnic disparities in adult vaccination have been documented in national surveys. Although the national health objective for 2000 of 60% receipt of influenza vaccination during the preceding 12 months by persons aged > or =65 years (objective no. 20.11) was met in 1997, and the objective of 60% for pneumococcal vaccination was nearly met in 2000, vaccine coverage levels among non-Hispanic blacks and Hispanics were 31% and 30%, respectively, compared with 57% for non-Hispanic whites. To characterize these disparities, CDC analyzed data from the 2000 and 2001 National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS) and examined trends in NHIS results for 1989-2001. This report summarizes the results of these analyses, which indicate that marked differences in vaccination coverage by race/ethnicity are observed even among persons most likely to be vaccinated (e.g., persons with the highest education level and persons with frequent visits to health-care providers). Racial/ethnic disparities in influenza and pneumococcal vaccination coverage have persisted over time. Several approaches to reduce these disparities are needed, including increasing demand for vaccination among racial/ethnic minority populations and the use of standing orders and other systems changes that promote vaccination.

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eng

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14534511

Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Racial/ethnic Disparities in Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Levels Among Persons Aged > or =65 years--United States, 1989-2001." MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 52, no. 40, 2003, pp. 958-62.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Racial/ethnic disparities in influenza and pneumococcal vaccination levels among persons aged > or =65 years--United States, 1989-2001. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2003;52(40):958-62.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2003). Racial/ethnic disparities in influenza and pneumococcal vaccination levels among persons aged > or =65 years--United States, 1989-2001. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 52(40), 958-62.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Racial/ethnic Disparities in Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Levels Among Persons Aged > or =65 years--United States, 1989-2001. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2003 Oct 10;52(40):958-62. PubMed PMID: 14534511.
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