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+.
Beginning in 2011, BRFSS data include both landline and cell phone respondent data along with a new weighting methodology called iterative proportional fitting, or raking. This graph is based on the new methodology. More details about these changes can be found at: http://health.utah.gov/opha/publications/brfss/Raking/Raking%20impact%202011.pdf.
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 09/23/2014, Published on 10/08/2014