Percentage of Adults Ages 65 Years and Older Who
Did Not Get Immunized Against Influenza
During the Past 12 Months

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2547 35.2 0.6 33.9 36.4
GENDER
Female 1579 34.2 0.8 32.6 35.8
Male 968 36.5 1.1 34.4 38.5
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 2509 35.3 0.6 34.0 36.6
Hispanic 33 31.9 5.4 21.3 42.4
RACE
White only 2346 34.7 0.7 33.4 36.0
Black or African American only 111 49.3 4.3 41.0 57.7
Other race only 54 36.9 5.2 26.8 47.1
More than one race 28 38.7 7.0 25.0 52.4
EDUCATION
Less than high school 203 38.7 2.4 34.0 43.4
High school graduate or G.E.D 907 37.4 1.1 35.3 39.6
Some college 726 34.5 1.2 32.2 36.8
College graduate 711 31.1 1.1 29.0 33.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 233 44.3 2.7 39.1 49.6
$15,000 to $24,999 577 37.9 1.5 35.0 40.8
$25,000 to $34,999 380 35.7 1.7 32.4 39.0
$35,000 to $49,999 356 33.7 1.6 30.5 36.9
$50,000 or more 542 31.0 1.2 28.6 33.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 513 40.2 1.6 37.1 43.2
Out of work 32 47.6 7.0 33.8 61.4
Homemaker/Student 121 35.1 2.9 29.5 40.8
Retired 1772 33.5 0.7 32.1 35.0
Unable to work 98 40.3 3.9 32.7 47.9
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1642 33.4 0.8 31.9 34.9
1 to less than 20 hours 209 33.2 2.1 29.0 37.4
20 hours to less than 40 hours 221 41.7 2.4 37.0 46.4
40 plus hours 274 40.5 2.2 36.2 44.7
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1208 34.5 0.9 32.8 36.2
Divorced/Separated 433 42.2 1.8 38.6 45.8
Widowed 811 33.8 1.1 31.6 36.0
Never married 92 34.6 3.5 27.6 41.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 1653 36.2 0.8 34.6 37.8
Living with a disability 878 33.3 1.1 31.2 35.4
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 189 38.1 2.6 33.0 43.1
Rural 310 40.2 2.0 36.4 44.0
Densely-settled rural 473 37.6 1.6 34.5 40.7
Semi-Urban 378 34.1 1.6 30.9 37.3
Urban 1197 33.1 0.9 31.3 34.8
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 54 53.8 6.0 42.1 65.6
Insured 2489 34.9 0.6 33.7 36.2
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 2104 36.4 0.7 35.0 37.8
Have diabetes 443 30.3 1.4 27.6 33.1
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 2351 35.5 0.7 34.2 36.9
Current asthma 183 30.8 2.2 26.5 35.2
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 1337 37.3 0.9 35.5 39.1
Yes 1194 33.2 0.9 31.4 34.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 2340 34.8 0.7 33.5 36.1
14+ days mental health NOT good 157 39.5 2.8 33.9 45.1
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 2223 33.9 0.7 32.6 35.2
Current smoker 308 48.2 2.3 43.7 52.8
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 857 35.5 1.1 33.3 37.7
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 968 35.4 1.1 33.4 37.5
Obese, BMI>=30 625 33.9 1.3 31.4 36.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 873 38.3 1.2 36.0 40.6
Yes 1665 33.7 0.8 32.2 35.2
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 2003 35.5 0.7 34.0 36.9
Served on active duty 543 34.3 1.4 31.6 37.0

Numerator: Respondents ages 65 years and older who reported they did not receive
a flu shot or vaccine sprayed in the nose during the past 12 months.
 
Denominator: All respondents ages 65 years and older, excluding unknowns and refusals.