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Complete Health Indicator Report of Immunizations - Pneumococcal Vaccination

Definition

Percentage of adults age 65+ who reported ever receiving a pneumococcal vaccination in their lifetime.

Numerator

Number of survey respondents age 65+ who reported ever receiving a pneumococcal vaccine anytime during their life

Denominator

Number of survey respondents age 65+

Data Interpretation Issues

Starting in 2011, BRFSS protocol requires that the NJBRFS incorporate a fixed quota of interviews from cell phone respondents along with a new weighting methodology called iterative proportional fitting or "raking". The new weighting methodology incorporates additional demographic information (such as education, race, and marital status) in the weighting process. These methodological changes were implemented to account for the underrepresentation of certain demographic groups in the land line sample (which resulted in part from the increasing number of U.S. households without land line phones). Comparisons between 2011 and prior years should therefore be made with caution. (More details about these changes can be found at [http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6122a3.htm].)

Why Is This Important?

Recommended immunizations for adults aged 65 years and older include a yearly immunization against influenza (flu) and a one-time immunization against pneumococcal disease. Most of the deaths and serious illnesses caused by influenza and pneumococcal disease occur in older adults and others at increased risk for complications of these diseases because of other risk factors or medical conditions. Barriers to adult immunization include not knowing immunizations are needed, misconceptions about vaccines, and lack of recommendations from health care providers.

Healthy People Objective: Increase the percentage of adults who are vaccinated against pneumococcal disease: Noninstitutionalized adults aged 65 years and older

U.S. Target: 90 percent
State Target: 72.2 percent

Other Objectives

'''Revised Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective IMM-3''': Increase the percentage of non-institutionalized adults aged 65 years and older who have ever been vaccinated against pneumococcal infections to 72.2% for the total population, 78.0% among Whites, 63.9% among Blacks, and 61.9% among Hispanics. '''Original Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective IMM-3''': Increase the percentage of non-institutionalized adults aged 65 years and older who have ever been vaccinated against pneumococcal infections to 72.2% for the total population, 78.0% among Whites, 51.2% among Blacks, and 61.9% among Hispanics.

How Are We Doing?

In 2020, 62.5% of all New Jersey adults aged 65 and older reported having received the Pneumococcal vaccination in the past 12 months. Pneumococcal vaccination is lower among Hispanics (41.1%) compared to Whites (69.1%) and Blacks (51.7%).

What Is Being Done?

Since 1998, NJDOH has adopted regulations requiring nursing homes to offer pneumococcal and influenza immunizations to all residents, and for hospitals to offer them to seniors who have been admitted for treatment. Education and outreach methods have also been made throughout the state.

Health Program Information

NJDOH Vaccine Preventable Disease Program: [http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/]

Data Tables


Percentage of Adults 65+ Who Reported Having Ever Received Pneumococcal Vaccination by Year, New Jersey and U.S., 2011-2020

New Jersey vs. United StatesYearEstimated PercentLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 18
New Jersey201165.663.367.9
New Jersey201261.659.363.9
New Jersey201361.959.164.6
New Jersey201464.161.666.5
New Jersey201565.162.367.8
New Jersey201666.563.269.6
New Jersey201771.669.174.0
New Jersey201868.161.274.2
New Jersey2019**
New Jersey202062.559.965.1
United States201169.669.170.0
United States201268.367.768.9
United States201368.467.968.9
United States201469.468.869.9
United States201571.971.472.4
United States201672.471.972.9
United States201774.774.275.3
United States201871.871.272.4

Data Notes

**No data is available for 2019. Prevalence estimates for 2011 and forward are consistent with those used to track the corresponding Healthy New Jersey 2020 objective (IMM-3).


Percentage of Adults 65+ Who Reported Having Ever Received Pneumococcal Vaccination by Year, New Jersey, 2001-2010

YearEstimated PercentLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 10
200158.9%55.1%62.7%
200263.1%57.9%68.3%
200362.4%60.1%64.7%
200464.3%62.2%66.3%
200564.0%61.9%66.1%
200666.4%64.4%68.3%
200763.4%60.6%66.1%
200860.5%58.2%62.8%
200962.3%60.0%64.6%
201064.3%62.1%66.5%

Data Notes

Prevalence estimates for 2001-2010 are consistent with those used to track the corresponding Healthy New Jersey 2010 objective (3G-3).

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, [http://www.state.nj.us/health/chs/njbrfs/]


Percentage of Adults 65+ Who Reported Having Ever Received Pneumococcal Vaccination by Race and Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2011-2020

Race/EthnicityYearEstimated PercentLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 29
White201170.968.873.0
White201267.264.869.4
White201365.662.968.3
White201467.765.170.2
White201569.666.872.3
White201671.568.074.7
White201775.573.277.6
White201870.662.777.5
White2019**
White202069.166.471.7
Black201146.538.255.1
Black201257.449.864.7
Black201350.341.059.7
Black201454.645.463.5
Black201553.143.562.4
Black201658.146.768.6
Black201763.655.970.7
Black201861.945.376.2
Black2019**
Black202051.742.960.4
Hispanic201156.346.066.2
Hispanic201235.727.644.7
Hispanic201345.233.057.9
Hispanic201446.935.458.7
Hispanic201550.038.461.5
Hispanic201646.935.258.9
Hispanic201751.638.864.1
Hispanic2019**
Hispanic202041.131.251.8

Data Notes

**No data is available for 2019. 2011-2020 data for Asians did not meet CDC minimum sample size criterion (i.e., N<50). 2018 data for Hispanics did not meet CDC minimum sample size criterion (i.e., N<50).

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, [http://www.state.nj.us/health/chs/njbrfs/]


Percentage of Adults 65+ Who Reported Having Ever Received Pneumococcal Vaccination by Age Groups, New Jersey, 2017-2020*

Age GroupEstimated PercentLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 3
65+62.559.965.1
65-7462.660.265.0
75+74.772.077.2

Data Notes

*2019 data is not included in the average estimated prevalence. No data is available for 2019.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, [http://www.state.nj.us/health/chs/njbrfs/]


Percentage of Adults 65+ Who Reported Having Ever Received Pneumococcal Vaccination by Race and Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2020

Race/EthnicityEstimated PercentLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 5
White69.166.471.7
Black51.742.960.4
Hispanic41.131.251.8
Asian**
New Jersey62.559.965.1

Data Notes

**Asians: Data does not meet CDC minimum sample size criterion (i.e., N<50)


Percentage of Adults 65+ Who Reported Having Ever Received Pneumococcal Vaccination by County, New Jersey, 2017-2020*

CountyEstimated PercentLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 22
Atlantic69.361.975.8
Bergen68.361.174.7
Burlington75.570.080.4
Camden73.965.081.3
Cape May76.569.882.0
Cumberland65.656.673.6
Essex63.757.269.7
Gloucester81.575.886.1
Hudson50.741.260.2
Hunterdon76.266.483.9
Mercer69.962.876.1
Middlesex64.857.671.3
Monmouth69.764.374.7
Morris72.765.678.9
Ocean67.162.171.8
Passaic56.245.666.2
Salem75.667.682.2
Somerset68.360.675.1
Sussex67.159.274.2
Union67.760.574.3
Warren70.662.078.0
New Jersey67.866.069.6

Data Notes

*2019 data is not included in the average estimated prevalence. No data is available for 2019.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, [http://www.state.nj.us/health/chs/njbrfs/]

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