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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥65 Years Who Had Ever Received a Pneumococcal Vaccination,* by Selected Race/Ethnicity† — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2000–2011§

The figure shows the percentage of adults aged ≥65 years who had ever received a pneumococcal vaccination, by selected race/ethnicity, in the United States during 2000-2011. The percentage of adults aged ≥65 years who had ever received a pneumococcal vaccination increased from 56.8% in 2000 to 66.5% in 2011 among non-Hispanic whites, from 30.5% in 2000 to 47.6% in 2011 among non-Hispanic blacks, and from 30.4% in 2000 to 43.1% in 2011 among Hispanics. Throughout 2000-2011, the percentage who had ever received a pneumococcal vaccination was higher among non-Hispanic white adults aged ≥65 years than among Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks.

* Based on a survey question that asked respondents, "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." Unknowns were not included in the denominators when calculating percentages.

Persons of Hispanic ethnicity might be of any race or combination of races.

§ Estimates were based on household interviews of a sample of the U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population included in the National Health Interview Survey.

The percentage of adults aged ≥65 years who had ever received a pneumococcal vaccination increased from 56.8% in 2000 to 66.5% in 2011 among non-Hispanic whites, from 30.5% in 2000 to 47.6% in 2011 among non-Hispanic blacks, and from 30.4% in 2000 to 43.1% in 2011 among Hispanics. Throughout 2000–2011, the percentage who had ever received a pneumococcal vaccination was higher among non-Hispanic white adults aged ≥65 years than among Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks.

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2001–2011 sample adult core component. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

Reported by: Lindsey I. Jones, MPH, izf4@cdc.gov, 301-458-4548; Jeannine S. Schiller, MPH.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows the percentage of adults aged ≥65 years who had ever received a pneumococcal vaccination, by selected race/ethnicity, in the United States during 2000-2011. The percentage of adults aged ≥65 years who had ever received a pneumococcal vaccination increased from 56.8% in 2000 to 66.5% in 2011 among non-Hispanic whites, from 30.5% in 2000 to 47.6% in 2011 among non-Hispanic blacks, and from 30.4% in 2000 to 43.1% in 2011 among Hispanics. Throughout 2000-2011, the percentage who had ever received a pneumococcal vaccination was higher among non-Hispanic white adults aged ≥65 years than among Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks.


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