Influenza vaccination rates of older U.S. adults 2015, by poverty level

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults aged 65 years and older that had received a vaccine for influenza within the last 12 months as of 2015, by poverty level. According to the data, 61.6 percent of "poor" adults had been vaccinated, compared to 71.7 percent of "not poor" adults.

Percentage of U.S. adults over the age of 65 who had received a vaccination for influenza within the last 12 months as of 2015, by poverty level

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Sources

Release date

August 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015

Age group

65 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

"Based on family income and family size using the U.S. Census Bureau’s poverty thresholds for the previous calendar year. “Poor” adults are defined as having incomes below the federal poverty level (FPL). “Near-poor” adults are defined as having family incomes that are 100% to less than 200% of the FPL. “Not-poor” adults are defined as having incomes that are 200% or greater than the FPL."

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