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Pneumococcal and influenza vaccination levels among adults aged > or = 65 years--United States, 1995.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1997 Oct 03; 46(39):913-9.MM

Abstract

In 1995, pneumonia and influenza together ranked sixth among the 10 leading causes of death in the United States. An estimated 90% of deaths caused by these illnesses occur among adults aged > or = 65 years. In addition, pneumococcal infections are the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia requiring hospitalization and account for an estimated 40,000 deaths annually in the United States. A national health objective for 2000 is to increase pneumococcal and influenza vaccination levels to > or = 60% for persons at high risk for complications from pneumococcal disease and influenza, including those aged > or = 65 years (objective 20.11). To estimate state-specific pneumococcal and influenza vaccination levels for persons aged > or = 65 years, CDC analyzed data from the 1995 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). This report summarizes the BRFSS findings, which indicate sustained increases in self-reported coverage levels for pneumococcal and influenza vaccination among persons aged > or = 65 years; compares these findings with data from the 1993 BRFSS; and assesses progress toward the 2000 objective.

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eng

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9347904

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Pneumococcal and Influenza Vaccination Levels Among Adults Aged > or = 65 years--United States, 1995." MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 46, no. 39, 1997, pp. 913-9.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pneumococcal and influenza vaccination levels among adults aged > or = 65 years--United States, 1995. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1997;46(39):913-9.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (1997). Pneumococcal and influenza vaccination levels among adults aged > or = 65 years--United States, 1995. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 46(39), 913-9.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pneumococcal and Influenza Vaccination Levels Among Adults Aged > or = 65 years--United States, 1995. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1997 Oct 3;46(39):913-9. PubMed PMID: 9347904.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pneumococcal and influenza vaccination levels among adults aged > or = 65 years--United States, 1995. A1 - ,, PY - 1997/11/5/pubmed PY - 1997/11/5/medline PY - 1997/11/5/entrez SP - 913 EP - 9 JF - MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report JO - MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep VL - 46 IS - 39 N2 - In 1995, pneumonia and influenza together ranked sixth among the 10 leading causes of death in the United States. An estimated 90% of deaths caused by these illnesses occur among adults aged > or = 65 years. In addition, pneumococcal infections are the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia requiring hospitalization and account for an estimated 40,000 deaths annually in the United States. A national health objective for 2000 is to increase pneumococcal and influenza vaccination levels to > or = 60% for persons at high risk for complications from pneumococcal disease and influenza, including those aged > or = 65 years (objective 20.11). To estimate state-specific pneumococcal and influenza vaccination levels for persons aged > or = 65 years, CDC analyzed data from the 1995 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). This report summarizes the BRFSS findings, which indicate sustained increases in self-reported coverage levels for pneumococcal and influenza vaccination among persons aged > or = 65 years; compares these findings with data from the 1993 BRFSS; and assesses progress toward the 2000 objective. SN - 0149-2195 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9347904/Pneumococcal_and_influenza_vaccination_levels_among_adults_aged_>_or_=_65_years__United_States_1995_ L2 - http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00049614.htm DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -