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65.1
Comparison: 67.2
Unit: percent
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Adults 65+ with Influenza Vaccination

Value: 65.1 percent
Measurement
Period:
2010
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
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Comparison: TX State Value
Categories: Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases
Health / Older Adults & Aging
Health / Respiratory Diseases
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 65 and older who received an influenza vaccination in the past year.
Why this is important: 
Influenza is a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus. It can lead to pneumonia and can be dangerous for people with heart or breathing conditions. Infection with influenza can cause high fever, diarrhea and seizures in children. It is estimated that 226,000 people are hospitalized each year due to influenza and 36,000 die - mostly the elderly. The seasonal influenza vaccine can prevent serious illness and death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends annual vaccinations to prevent the spread of influenza.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to increase the proportion of adults aged 65 years and older who receive an influenza vaccination to 90%.
Technical Note:  The regional value is compared to the Texas state value.
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.htm
URL of Data:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/BRFSS-SMART/SelMMSAPrevData.asp
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2007: 72.8 2008: 68.9 2010: 65.1

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Unit: percent
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Adults 65+ with Influenza Vaccination

Value: 65.1 percent
Healthy People 2020 Target: 90.0 percent
Measurement
Period:
2010
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
[ View Every County ]
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target
Categories: Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases
Health / Older Adults & Aging
Health / Respiratory Diseases
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 65 and older who received an influenza vaccination in the past year.
Why this is important: 
Influenza is a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus. It can lead to pneumonia and can be dangerous for people with heart or breathing conditions. Infection with influenza can cause high fever, diarrhea and seizures in children. It is estimated that 226,000 people are hospitalized each year due to influenza and 36,000 die - mostly the elderly. The seasonal influenza vaccine can prevent serious illness and death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends annual vaccinations to prevent the spread of influenza.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to increase the proportion of adults aged 65 years and older who receive an influenza vaccination to 90%.
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.htm
URL of Data:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/BRFSS-SMART/SelMMSAPrevData.asp
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2007: 72.8 2008: 68.9 2010: 65.1

percent

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How are these indicators calculated? Return to Community Dashboard Home