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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [influenza Vaccination Among Elders: Prevalence, Associated Factors, And Reasons For Noncompliance In Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil].
Author: Francisco, Priscila Maria Stolses Bergamo
Barros, Marilisa Berti de Azevedo
Cordeiro, Maria Rita Donalisio
Abstract: The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of self-reported influenza vaccination in the elderly, identifying associated factors and reasons for noncompliance, using a cross-sectional population-based design with stratified two-stage cluster sampling in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil, in 2008-2009. Among the 1,517 elderly, 62.6% reported vaccination during the previous year. Occupational activity, leisure-time physical activity, self-reported diabetes, hospitalization, and recommendation by a healthcare worker were statistically associated with vaccination. Except for diabetics, vaccination failed to reach adequate levels in elderly with chronic illnesses. Reasons for noncompliance were: not believing it was necessary and fear of reactions. Socioeconomic conditions, lifestyle, and physical mobility did not restrict access, but coverage was below the target established by the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Campaigns targeting younger elders (60-69 years) and patients with chronic illnesses, as well as orientation by health professionals, could expand vaccination coverage in groups that have shown low adherence to previous campaigns.
Subject: Aged
Aged, 80 And Over
Brazil
Cross-sectional Studies
Female
Health Status
Humans
Immunization Programs
Influenza Vaccines
Influenza, Human
Logistic Models
Male
Middle Aged
Patient Compliance
Prevalence
Socioeconomic Factors
Citation: Cadernos De Saúde Pública. v. 27, n. 3, p. 417-26, 2011-Mar.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21519693
Date Issue: 2011
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