The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was an association between asthma and the rate of influenza vaccination in children. Responses from the 2011-2012 Children's California Health Information Survey were utilized in this retrospective secondary analysis. Over the course of the study, two research questions were posed and a Chi Square analysis conducted for each to determine if an association existed between the variables. The first tested the association between diagnosis with asthma and obtaining the influenza vaccination. It was found that there was a significant association between these two variables. There was no significant association found in the second test, which analyzed the association between hospitalization due to asthma and obtaining the influenza vaccination. The overall rate of vaccination was much lower than recommended and is cause for further concern.
|Commitee:||O'Lawrence, Henry, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Public health, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Asthma, California, Flu shot, Influenza vaccination|
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