QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged 18–64 Years Who Had an Influenza Vaccination in the Past 12 Months, by Sex and Current Asthma Status§ — National Health Interview Survey, 2017

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The figure is a bar chart showing the percentage of U.S. adults aged 18–64 years who received an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months, by sex and current asthma status, according to data collected by the 2017 National Health Interview Survey.

* With 95% confidence intervals indicated by error bars.

Based on a response to the question “During the past 12 months, have you had a flu vaccination?” Annual calendar year estimates of immunizations differ from seasonal influenza immunization totals, which reflect vaccinations obtained during the influenza season.

§ Asthma status is determined by positive responses to the questions “Have you ever been told by a doctor or health professional that you had asthma?” and “Do you still have asthma?”

Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the noninstitutionalized U.S. civilian population aged 18–64 years and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey Sample Adult component.

In 2017, adults aged 18–64 years with current asthma were more likely to have had an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months (47.9%) than those without asthma (36.4%). Regardless of asthma status, women were more likely than men to have had an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months. Women aged 18–64 years with current asthma (51.3%) were more likely to have had an influenza vaccination than men with current asthma in this age group (41.6%). Among adults aged 18–64 years without asthma, women also were more likely to have had an influenza vaccination (40.0%) than were men (32.8%).

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2017. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

Reported by: Sarah E. Lessem, PhD, slessem@cdc.gov, 301-458-4209; Robin P. Pendley, DrPH.


Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18–64 Years Who Had an Influenza Vaccination in the Past 12 Months, by Sex and Current Asthma Status — National Health Interview Survey, 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:48. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6802a7External.

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