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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.

Influenza Vaccination in the Past 12 Months by Ethnicity, Utah Adults 18+, 2005-2013

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Data Notes

NOTE: 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 Sources

Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health.

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Definition

Number of adults who reported receiving an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of survey respondents who reported receiving an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months.
Denominator: Number of survey respondents.

Page Content Updated On 09/23/2014, Published on 10/08/2014
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Content updated: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 17:21:04 MDT