Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Did Not Get the Flu Vaccine§ – 2013 BRFSS, 21 States

The following tables show the percent of survey respondents who said they did not get the flu vaccine by industry and by occupation. We produced these tables using the 2013 BRFSS Industry and Occupation Module data, a non-public dataset. To collect important demographic information for employed adults, the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) sponsored the BRFSS industry and occupation (I&O) optional module for years 2013–2017. We analyzed the survey responses in SAS 9.3 using the SURVEYFREQ procedure.

Industry (2-Digit NAICS Code) Unweighted Frequency Prevalence (%) Lower Confidence Limit Upper Confidence Limit Coefficient of Variation
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (11) 2288 77.6 72.8 82.5 0.03
Mining, Oil & Gas (21) 929 76.2 71.3 81.1 0.03
Utilities (22) 571 67.7 61.0 74.5 0.05
Transportation & Warehouse (48-49) 2213 74.6 71.2 78.0 0.02
Construction (23) 3993 80.9 78.6 83.3 0.01
Manufacturing (31-33) 4790 70.7 68.7 72.8 0.01
Wholesale Trade (42) 831 73.7 68.5 78.9 0.04
Retail Trade (44-45) 5248 72.5 70.2 74.8 0.02
Health Care &
Social Assistance (62)
6535 47.4 45.5 49.4 0.02
Information (51) 1187 67.9 63.4 72.5 0.03
Finance & Insurance (52) 2378 68.5 65.3 71.6 0.02
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (53) 1113 67.5 62.6 72.4 0.04
Professional, Scientific,
Technical Services (54)
3296 65.8 63.1 68.5 0.02
Management of Companies
& Enterprises (55)
99 40.4 23.6 57.1 0.21
Administrative & Support &
Waste Management & Remediation Services (56)
1670 74.9 71.2 78.5 0.02
Education (61) 5961 62.9 60.8 65.0 0.02
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (71) 1091 72.6 67.0 78.2 0.04
Accommodation & Food Services (72) 2716 77.7 74.6 80.8 0.02
Other Services
(except Public Administration) (81)
3004 73.1 70.3 75.9 0.02
Public Administration (92) 3597 57.4 54.7 60.1 0.02
All Industries 53510 67.0 66.3 67.7 0.01

Abbreviations:
NAICS = North American Industry Classification System

Occupation (2-Digit SOC Code) Unweighted Frequency Prevalence (%) Lower Confidence Limit Upper Confidence Limit Coefficient of Variation
Management (11) 5865 65.5 63.3 67.6 0.02
Business & Financial Operations (13) 2105 59.6 56.0 63.2 0.03
Computer & Mathematical (15) 1432 63.4 59.6 67.2 0.03
Architecture & Engineering (17) 1364 65.8 61.9 69.8 0.03
Life, Physical & Social Science (19) 829 55.8 50.5 61.0 0.05
Community & Social Services (21) 1083 62.5 57.6 67.3 0.04
Legal (23) 615 53.7 48.3 59.1 0.05
Education, Training & Library (25) 3955 61.9 59.3 64.5 0.02
Arts, Design, Entertainment,
Sports, & Media (27)
1200 70.0 65.7 74.2 0.03
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical (29) 2658 38.0 35.4 40.7 0.04
Healthcare Support (31) 1093 56.8 52.1 61.6 0.04
Protective Services (33) 1088 68.6 63.9 73.3 0.03
Food Preparation & Serving (35) 1940 76.5 72.8 80.2 0.02
Building & Grounds Cleaning
& Maintenance (37)
2051 71.5 67.7 75.2 0.03
Personal Care & Service (39) 1843 69.3 65.3 73.4 0.03
Sales & Related (41) 5262 72.1 69.9 74.3 0.02
Office & Administrative Support (43) 6190 67.9 65.9 70.0 0.02
Farming, Fishing & Forestry (45) 560 86.5 80.8 92.2 0.03
Construction & Extraction (47) 3339 80.8 78.0 83.5 0.02
Installation, Maintenance & Repair (49) 1818 75.3 71.4 79.2 0.03
Production (51) 2439 74.7 71.7 77.7 0.02
Transportation & Material Moving (53) 2725 76.3 73.3 79.4 0.02
All Occupations 51454 67.0 66.3 67.7 0.01

Abbreviations:
SOC = Standard Occupational Classification

§Respondents answered “No” to “During the past 12 months, have you had either a flu shot or flu vaccine that was sprayed in your nose?”

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