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Am J Public Health. 2003 Feb;93(2):324-9.

Racial/ethnic differences in adult vaccination among individuals with diabetes.

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Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29401, USA. egedel@musc.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This study examined whether differences in access to health care, health coverage, and socioeconomic status (SES) explained racial differences in influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates in individuals with diabetes.

METHODS:

We analyzed data on 1906 individuals from the 1998 National Health Interview Survey. We used multiple logistic regression to adjust for race/ethnicity, age, access to care, health insurance, and SES, and used SUDAAN for statistical analyses to yield national estimates.

RESULTS:

Whites had higher vaccination rates than did African Americans or Hispanics. After adjustment for covariates, race/ethnicity predicted receipt of both vaccines independent of age, access to care, health care coverage, and SES.

CONCLUSIONS:

Racial disparity in vaccination rates for adults with diabetes is independent of access to care, health care coverage, and SES.

PMID:
12554594
PMCID:
PMC1447738
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.93.2.324
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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