An influenza epidemic emerges during flu season each winter effecting millions of people around the world, while tens of thousands of Americans die in a typical flu season. Adult populations most at risk have been identified, yet compliance with the annual influenza vaccination remains low. This study was conducted to examine the characteristics of those adults who are compliant with the annual influenza vaccine and determine who is most at risk of acquiring the flu virus. The dependent variable use was the number of adult individuals who received a flu shot in the past 12 months. Independent variables examined included race and two chronic conditions which were chronic high blood pressure and chronic diabetes. The medical conditions examined are considered chronic because of the use of daily medication to control their symptoms. Data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) 2011 was used. An association was found between the dependent variables; individuals with chronic diabetes, individuals with chronic high blood pressure (hypertension) and race.
|Commitee:||Erlyana, Erlyana, Reynolds, Grace, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Public health, Health education, Epidemiology, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Influenza, Vaccine, Virus|
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