Indicator Report - Immunization - Influenza, Adults
Why Is This Important?Influenza, or flu, is an acute viral infection involving the respiratory tract that can occur in epidemics or pandemics. Influenza can cause a person, especially older persons, to be more susceptible to bacterial pneumonia.
Data NotesNOTE: INCLUDES ALL ADULTS 18+.
In 2011, the BRFSS changed its methodology from a landline only sample and weighting based on post-stratification to a landline/cell phone sample and raking as the weighting methodology. The 2011-2012 data on this graph is based on the new methodology (landline/cell phone sample; raking). Due to changes in both sampling and the question format, 2011-2012 data should be interpreted with caution compared to previous years.
These rates are crude rates, not age-adjusted, given that the Healthy People 2020 Objective is based on crude rates.
Data SourcesUtah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health.
DefinitionNumber of adults who reported receiving an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 10/25/2013, Published on 10/25/2013