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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(11), 4197-4206; doi:10.3390/ijerph8114197

Influenza Vaccination Among Adults 65 Years or Older: A 2009–2010 Community Health Survey in the Honam Region of Korea

Department of Preventive Medicine, Chosun University Medical School, 375 Seosuk-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju 501-759, Korea
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Received: 17 October 2011 / Accepted: 2 November 2011 / Published: 8 November 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Behavior and Public Health)
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Abstract

The present study examined the rates and related factors for influenza vaccination among the elderly Korean population during the 2008/09 influenza seasons. We obtained data for 6,391 adults aged 65 years or older from Community Health Surveys conducted in 2009 and 2010 in 13 communities in the Honam region of Korea. A multiple logistic regression analysis was used to identify the factors associated with self-reported influenza vaccinations. In this elderly population, 81.7% reported to having received an influenza vaccination in the past year. The main contributing factors were older age, lower economic status, lower educational level, married, non-smoking, regular alcohol consumption, regular walking exercise, receiving a health check-up during the past two years, not stressed, and having comorbid conditions. The influenza vaccination coverage rate among elderly Koreans was relatively high, but improvements in vaccination rates are required.
Keywords: aged; influenza; vaccination; risk factors aged; influenza; vaccination; risk factors
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Ryu, S.Y.; Kim, S.H.; Park, H.S.; Park, J. Influenza Vaccination Among Adults 65 Years or Older: A 2009–2010 Community Health Survey in the Honam Region of Korea. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8, 4197-4206.

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