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Complete Health Indicator Report of Immunization - Influenza Vaccination, Adults Age 65+

Definition

The estimated percentage of New Mexico adults age 65 and older with a current influenza immunization as reported by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

Numerator

The number of survey respondents age 65 and older with a current influenza immunization.

Denominator

The total number of survey respondents age 65 and older, excluding missing, "Don't Know" and "Refused" responses.

Why Is This Important?

Recommended immunizations for adults aged 65 years and older include a yearly immunization against influenza (flu) and a one-time immunization against pneumococcal disease. Most of the deaths and serious illnesses caused by influenza and pneumococcal disease occur in older adults and others at increased risk for complications of these diseases because of other risk factors or medical conditions. Barriers to adult immunization include not knowing immunizations are needed, misconceptions about vaccines, and lack of recommendations from health care providers.

Healthy People Objective: IID-12.7, Increase the percentage of children and adults who are vaccinated annually against seasonal influenza: Noninstitutionalized adults aged 65 years and older

U.S. Target: 90 percent

Other Objectives

New Mexico Community Health Status Indicator (CHSI)

Evidence-based Practices

Annual immunization for influenza is recommended for all adults, especially for those 65 years of age and older, or those in other high-risk groups. Immunity sets in about two weeks after vaccination, and the flu vaccine provides protection that lasts throughout the entire flu season. Adults in New Mexico can get their flu shots from their primary care provider, at special flu clinics held across the state, or at many commercial pharmacies. Providers can learn more about evidence-based immunization strategies at the CDC's [http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/vaccination/index.htm Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Resources for Health Professionals] webpage.


Related Indicators




Graphical Data Views

Immunization - Influenza Vaccination, Adults Age 65+ by Flu SeasonNew Mexico and U.S. Flu Seasons (August-May) 2010-11 through 2017-18

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NM vs. U.S.Flu Seasons (Aug-May)Percentage ImmunizedLower LimitUpper LimitDenom- inator
Record Count: 16
New Mexico2010-1163.9%60.8%67.0%2,487
New Mexico2011-1262.0%58.9%65.2%2,131
New Mexico2012-1361.5%57.6%64.4%1,903
New Mexico2013-1458.4%54.9%61.9%2,376
New Mexico2014-1566.0%61.5%70.5%1,688
New Mexico2015-1658.1%53.8%62.4%1,588
New Mexico2016-1765.0%60.1%69.9%1,510
New Mexico2017-1857.0%53.1%60.9%1,834
United States2010-1166.6%66.0%67.2%132,636
United States2011-1264.9%64.1%65.7%117,174
United States2012-1366.2%65.4%67.0%115,830
United States2013-1465.0%64.4%65.6%121,113
United States2014-1566.7%65.9%67.5%115,091
United States2015-1663.4%62.6%64.2%113,319
United States2016-1765.3%64.3%66.3%119,269
United States2017-1859.6%58.8%60.4%111,988

Data Notes

The state-based BRFSS is an ongoing, landline and cellular telephone survey which collects information on health conditions and risk behaviors from randomly selected adults aged 18 years and older in the U.S. population. BRFSS included survey questions asking whether the respondent had received a flu vaccination in the past 12 months, and if so, in which month and year. Responses to the flu vaccination status questions were not verified by medical records. Data were weighted to adjust for effects of sample design and to represent the population distribution of adults by sex, age group, and area of residence. See also CDC's web page https://www.cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview/coverage-1718estimates.htm for detailed methodology notes.   Flu season is from August through May (example: August 2017-May 2018)

Data Source

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), accessed through FluVaxView Interactive [https://www.cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview/]


Immunization - Influenza Vaccination, Adults Age 65+ by County, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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Data for this County view are based solely on BRFSS.
CountyPercentage ImmunizedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 34
Bernalillo62.8%59.8%65.6%9271,502
Catron37.0%25.7%50.0%2773
Chaves52.7%47.0%58.2%233418
Cibola54.2%47.0%61.3%229420
Colfax48.8%38.6%59.0%59118
Curry54.6%47.5%61.6%140256
De Baca**33
Dona Ana59.2%55.8%62.5%6541,096
Eddy57.2%51.6%62.6%232417
Grant56.8%49.8%63.4%143255
Guadalupe**26
Harding**11
Hidalgo**34
Lea46.1%39.8%52.5%136313
Lincoln48.1%41.6%54.7%133294
Los Alamos63.7%52.4%73.6%71110
Luna52.5%43.9%61.0%86172
McKinley57.2%51.0%63.2%296501
Mora**41
Otero52.0%46.4%57.5%226429
Quay60.3%49.5%70.2%58100
Rio Arriba53.5%46.5%60.3%192344
Roosevelt44.2%35.3%53.4%68138
Sandoval54.5%47.7%61.1%273482
San Juan57.1%53.9%60.2%9651,746
San Miguel47.5%37.6%57.5%91195
Santa Fe56.6%53.1%60.1%6351,097
Sierra43.2%34.1%52.8%70157
Socorro52.7%40.0%65.0%4997
Taos49.7%42.7%56.6%136280
Torrance44.6%30.3%59.8%2662
Union**47
Valencia50.9%42.7%59.1%184321
New Mexico56.4%55.1%57.7%6,25011,750

Data Notes

The state-based BRFSS is an ongoing, landline and cellular telephone survey which collects information on health conditions and risk behaviors from randomly selected adults aged 18 years and older in the U.S. population. BRFSS included survey questions asking whether the respondent had received a flu vaccination in the past 12 months, and if so, in which month and year. Responses to the flu vaccination status questions were not verified by medical records. Data were weighted to adjust for effects of sample design and to represent the population distribution of adults by sex, age group, and area of residence. See also CDC's web page https://www.cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview/coverage-1718estimates.htm for detailed methodology notes.   **Percentages based on fewer than 50 completed surveys are not shown because they do not meet the DOH standard for data release. The percentages reported above have been produced by weighting the sample so that the results better represent the New Mexico population.

Data Source

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), accessed through FluVaxView Interactive [https://www.cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview/]


Immunization - Influenza Vaccination, Adults Age 65+ by Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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Data for this Race/Ethnicity view are based solely on BRFSS.
Race/EthnicityPercentage ImmunizedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 5
American Indian/Alaska Native62.3%56.1%68.0%338535
Asian/Pacific Islander**43
Black/African American43.4%32.2%55.4%45112
Hispanic57.0%54.4%59.6%1,4432,617
White56.7%55.1%58.2%4,5378,125

Data Notes

The state-based BRFSS is an ongoing, landline and cellular telephone survey which collects information on health conditions and risk behaviors from randomly selected adults aged 18 years and older in the U.S. population. BRFSS included survey questions asking whether the respondent had received a flu vaccination in the past 12 months, and if so, in which month and year. Responses to the flu vaccination status questions were not verified by medical records. Data were weighted to adjust for effects of sample design and to represent the population distribution of adults by sex, age group, and area of residence. See also CDC's web page https://www.cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview/coverage-1718estimates.htm for detailed methodology notes.   The percentages reported above have been produced by weighting the sample so that the results better represent the New Mexico population. Comparable data for the U.S. and other states may be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) website, https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/.

Data Source

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), accessed through FluVaxView Interactive [https://www.cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview/]


Immunization - Influenza Vaccination, Adults Age 65+ by U.S. States, Flu Season (August-May) 2017-18

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StatePercentage ImmunizedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 51
Alabama65.462.168.71,953
Alaska51.946.257.6771
Arizona56.253.558.93,954
Arkansas54.751.657.82,040
California58.154.861.41,189
Colorado61.858.565.12,767
Connecticut63.160.465.83,221
Delaware64.961.668.2914
Florida61.658.564.710,543
Georgia60.356.6641,035
Hawaii57.253.361.12,010
Idaho53.448.758.11,588
Illinois62.457.767.1798
Indiana52.549.655.43,686
Iowa65.262.767.72,115
Kansas6057.862.23,513
Kentucky66.961.8722,241
Louisiana45.138.451.81,635
Maine53.551562,939
Maryland63.861.865.84,765
Massachucetts57.552.262.82,116
Michigan56.35359.62,930
Minnesota6664682,984
Mississippi61.156.665.61,485
Missouri65.861.969.71,430
Montana62.857.767.91,093
Nebraska62.159.764.53,676
Nevada65.760.670.81,151
New Hampshire56.653.359.91,831
New Jersey66.661.971.32,005
New Mexico5753.160.91,510
New York5350.355.75,284
North Carolina71.365.477.21,227
North Dakota61.456.965.91,903
Ohio60.858.463.23,101
Oklahoma72.669.176.11,744
Oregon58.254.162.31,504
Pennsylvania56.950.263.61,052
Rhode Island61.157.2651,435
South Carolina65.963.268.63,544
South Dakota58.454.562.31,671
Tennessee47.643.152.11,467
Texas52.647.557.73,722
Utah57.954.461.42,662
Vermont60.857.763.91,774
Virginia65.262.368.11,947
Washington65.462.967.94,466
West Virginia68.164.871.41,640
Wisconsin50.246.553.91,157
Wyoming53.850.357.31,407
United States59.666.3119,269

Data Notes

The state-based BRFSS is an ongoing, landline and cellular telephone survey which collects information on health conditions and risk behaviors from randomly selected adults aged 18 years and older in the U.S. population. BRFSS included survey questions asking whether the respondent had received a flu vaccination in the past 12 months, and if so, in which month and year. Responses to the flu vaccination status questions were not verified by medical records. Data were weighted to adjust for effects of sample design and to represent the population distribution of adults by sex, age group, and area of residence. See also CDC's web page https://www.cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview/coverage-1718estimates.htm for detailed methodology notes.   Flu season is from August through May (example: August 2017-May 2018)

Data Source

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), accessed through FluVaxView Interactive [https://www.cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview/]

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

Page Content Updated On 01/07/2019, Published on 01/07/2019
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Content updated: Mon, 7 Jan 2019 12:58:17 MST