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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged >65 Years Who Ever Received a Pneumococcal Vaccination,* by Sex, Age Group, and Race/Ethnicity --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2007

Percentage of Adults Aged >65 Years Who Ever Received a Pneumococcal
Vaccination,* by Sex, Age Group, and Race/Ethnicity  National Health
Interview Survey, United States, 2007

* Based on response to the question, "Have you ever had a pneumonia shot? This shot is usually given only once or twice in a person's lifetime and is different from the flu shot. It is also called the pneumococcal vaccine."

Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.

§ 95% confidence interval.

In 2007, approximately 58% of adults aged >65 years had ever received a pneumococcal vaccination. In this population, statistically significant differences by sex, age group, and race/ethnicity were observed. Women were more likely than men to have ever received a pneumococcal vaccination. Adults aged >75 years were more likely to have ever received a pneumococcal vaccination compared with adults aged 65--74 years. Non-Hispanic white adults aged >65 years were more likely than Hispanic and non-Hispanic black adults in that age group to have received the vaccination.

SOURCE: Heyman KM, Schiller JS, Barnes P. Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2007 National Health Interview Survey. US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics; 2008. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/released200806.htm.



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