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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Vaccination Against Influenza In The Elderly: Data From Fibra, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Abstract: The vaccine against influenza is the main preventative intervention in public health for this disease. The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of influenza vaccination in senior citizens according to indicators for their functional capacity, frailty, social support and involvement and state of health. This cross-sectional study was conducted in Campinas in 2008-2009 (FIBRA network, Unicamp center) with a probability sampling of the elderly population(≥ 65 years old).The dependent variable was immunization against influenza in the twelve months prior to the research. The adjusted prevalence ratios were estimated by means of Poisson multiple regression analysis. Of the six hundred and seventy-nine senior citizens involved, 74.4% stated they had been vaccinated during the previous year. The prevalence of the vaccination was significantly higher among men and lower among those with a higher level of education. Slow gait speed is positively associated with immunization, as are most of the social involvement indicators. This can contribute towards improving immunization adherence against seasonal influenza and should be widely acknowledged in order to broaden immunization coverage in Campinas. © 2015, Associacao Brasileira de Pos - Graduacao em Saude Coletiva. All rights reserved.
Editor: Associacao Brasileira de Pos - Graduacao em Saude Coletiva
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/1413-812320152012.19702014
Date Issue: 2015
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