Advances in Preventive Medicine / 2011 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

An Analysis of Language as a Barrier to Receiving Influenza Vaccinations among an Elderly Hispanic Population in the United States

Table 1

Population demographics and language preference for self-identified Hispanic persons, 65 years of age and older in the United States by year, 2005–2007.

200520062007
EnglishSpanishEnglishSpanishEnglishSpanish

Un-weighted sample size174315871953199628542271
Weighted sample size131400013820001422000121500015510001235000
Average age in years73.6, (72.8–74.4)72.8, (72.2–73.4)73.1, (72.5–73.7)73.4, (72.6–74.2)72.9, (72.3–73.5)73.1, (72.5–73.7)
% female54.7 (48.7–60.6)57.4 (51.6–63.0)57.6 (52.2–62.8)59.3 (53.7–64.6)54.0 (49.3–58.6)60.3 (55.3–65.0)
% completing high school or greater67.2 (61.4–72.6)32.4 (27.6–37.6)67.9 (62.4–72.9)35.3 (30.7–40.2)72.9 (69.1–76.5)37.6 (33.3–42.1)
% with any health care coverage96.4 (93.0–98.2)91.4 (88.2–93.8)97.8 (96.3–98.6)93.3 (89.8–95.6)96.1 (94.6–97.2)93.0 (90.6–94.8)
% with at least one health care provider82.2 (78.0–85.7)73.0 (68.4–77.2)76.8 (71.9–81.1)77.4 (73.0–81.3)77.3 (73.1–81.0)77.4 (73.8–80.7)

Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Estimates, (95% confidence intervals).

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