Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
A high-risk person is defined as a respondent who answered "yes" to one or more of the conditions listed in the questions above. The only condition not included in the definition of high risk is skin cancer (see conditions 22 and 23 listed in the questions above). High-risk adults are defined by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
Not all high-risk conditions for complications of influenza disease can be ascertained by NHIS (e.g., immunocompromised), and the sample size may be too small for some groups.
From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:
During the PAST 12 MONTHS, have you had a flu shot? A flu shot is usually given in the fall and protects against influenza for the flu season. During what month and year did you receive your most recent flu shot?
Have you EVER been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had...
... Coronary heart disease?
... Angina, also called angina pectoris?
... A heart attack (also called myocardial infarction)?
... Any kind of heart condition or heart disease (other than the ones I just asked about)?
... A stroke?
During the PAST 12 MONTHS, have you had an episode of asthma or asthma attack?
Have you EVER been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had ...
... Cancer or a malignancy of any kind?
What kind of cancer was it?
(11) Larynx - windpipe
(22) Skin (non-melanoma)
(23) Skin (DK what kind)
(24) Soft Tissue (muscle or fat)
(27) Throat - pharynx
(96) More than 3 kinds
(Other than during pregnancy,) Have you EVER been told by a doctor or health professional that you have diabetes or sugar diabetes?
During the PAST 12 MONTHS, have you been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had..
... Chronic bronchitis?
... Weak or failing kidneys? - Do not include kidney stones, bladder infections or incontinence.
... Any kind of liver condition?
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
In 2013, objectives IID-12.5 through 12.8 objectives were consolidated and revised to IID-12.12.
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