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2000 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2000

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
What was the most important reason that you did not get a shot?
(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Doctor/nurse never suggested it 1.5 3.6 1.3 1.4 .2 1.5 1.6
I haven't thought about it 9.8 16.4 7.7 10.1 7.4 11.1 7.6
I'm in good health/not at risk/don't need it 29.8 33.5 27.6 30.0 31.1 33.7 21.4
It might make me sick/might be side effects/reactions 18.4 7.9 16.2 18.2 23.2 21.8 27.2
Vaccine is not effective/doesn't work/wouldn't help 5.2 2.5 5.9 6.3 6.0 3.1 5.3
Incovenient:time/transportation/location 9.0 10.2 11.1 9.7 8.4 4.5 6.7
Other 1 25.1 25.2 28.4 23.4 22.1 23.4 29.4
None/other 1.2 .7 1.8 .9 1.7 .9 .8
Male Doctor/nurse never suggested it 1.0 1.9 1.0 .9 .2 1.5 .9
I haven't thought about it 11.2 19.6 7.5 12.4 9.0 11.8 8.3
I'm in good health/not at risk/don't need it 33.2 39.6 29.6 32.7 34.0 34.5 29.8
It might make me sick/might be side effects/reactions 15.6 4.5 13.7 13.5 20.2 26.0 21.1
Vaccine is not effective/doesn't work/wouldn't help 5.1 2.6 6.5 5.3 5.0 2.7 8.7
Incovenient:time/transportation/location 10.0 12.2 12.1 10.5 10.1 4.9 4.6
Other 1 22.2 18.4 27.8 23.5 18.5 17.6 24.8
None/other 1.7 1.1 1.8 1.1 2.9 1.0 1.8
Female Doctor/nurse never suggested it 2.0 5.3 1.6 1.9 .2 1.5 2.2
I haven't thought about it 8.4 13.2 7.9 7.8 5.7 10.4 7.1
I'm in good health/not at risk/don't need it 26.4 27.5 25.5 27.2 28.1 32.8 15.1
It might make me sick/might be side effects/reactions 21.3 11.3 18.9 22.8 26.3 17.0 31.8
Vaccine is not effective/doesn't work/wouldn't help 5.2 2.4 5.2 7.3 6.9 3.5 2.7
Incovenient:time/transportation/location 8.0 8.1 10.1 8.8 6.6 4.0 8.2
Other 1 27.9 31.9 29.1 23.4 25.8 30.0 32.9
None/other .8 .3 1.8 .7 .4 .8
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who said that they did not get a flu shot.

What was the most important reason that you did not get a shot?
(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 2,482 290 585 586 547 289 185
Doctor/nurse never suggested it 34 7 8 8 2 4 5
I haven't thought about it 220 42 46 53 39 29 11
I'm in good health/not at risk/don't need it 715 90 168 168 156 96 37
It might make me sick/might be side effects/reactions 481 24 100 118 129 58 52
Vaccine is not effective/doesn't work/wouldn't help 131 8 31 34 37 11 10
Incovenient:time/transportation/location 211 26 57 55 47 14 12
Other 1 616 78 152 137 122 70 57
Don't know/not sure 41 12 13 7 5 4
None/other 31 2 10 6 9 3 1
Refused 2 1

1

Male Total 1,051 117 260 239 248 124 63
Doctor/nurse never suggested it 11 2 3 2 1 2 1
I haven't thought about it 109 20 23 25 22 14 5
I'm in good health/not at risk/don't need it 344 43 82 77 78 45 19
It might make me sick/might be side effects/reactions 171 6 37 35 51 30 12
Vaccine is not effective/doesn't work/wouldn't help 54 2 14 13 14 5 6
Incovenient:time/transportation/location 100 13 28 25 25 6 3
Other 1 230 24 66 56 48 20 16
Don't know/not sure 15 6 3 3 2 1
None/other 17 1 4 3 7 1 1
Female Total 1,431 173 325 347 299 165 122
Doctor/nurse never suggested it 23 5 5 6 1 2 4
I haven't thought about it 111 22 23 28 17 15 6
I'm in good health/not at risk/don't need it 371 47 86 91 78 51 18
It might make me sick/might be side effects/reactions 310 18 63 83 78 28 40
Vaccine is not effective/doesn't work/wouldn't help 77 6 17 21 23 6 4
Incovenient:time/transportation/location 111 13 29 30 22 8 9
Other 1 386 54 86 81 74 50 41
Don't know/not sure 26 6 10 4 3 3
None/other 14 1 6 3 2 2
Refused 2 1

1

Denominator is:
All survey respondents who said that they did not get a flu shot.