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2001 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2001

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
What is the most important reason you had for not getting a flu shot?
(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Doctor/nurse never suggested it .7 1.2 .3 1.0 .2 .3 1.1
I haven't thought about it 9.5 13.0 12.6 8.7 7.2 8.1 6.0
I'm in good health/not at risk/don't need it 35.3 39.7 35.7 36.0 34.3 30.4 34.2
It might make me sick/might be side effects/reactions 18.6 15.0 16.0 15.7 20.0 25.5 28.7
Vaccine is not effective/doesn't work/wouldn't help 4.6 5.5 4.1 5.1 4.8 3.1 4.2
Inconvenient: time/transportation/location 7.0 6.7 6.6 8.2 6.5 6.5 6.8
No shots were available 10.5 3.8 9.4 10.1 14.1 17.3 6.8
Tried to get a flu shot; doctor said I didn't need one .8 1.7 .1 1.1 .7 .7
Other 1 11.5 11.4 14.4 13.5 10.5 5.9 8.5
None/No other 1.5 2.0 .8 .6 1.7 2.1 3.6
Male Doctor/nurse never suggested it .6
.2 1.6 .5
1.0
I haven't thought about it 10.2 11.2 14.9 9.5 8.4 8.1 4.2
I'm in good health/not at risk/don't need it 38.9 49.5 38.2 39.2 39.1 28.5 35.1
It might make me sick/might be side effects/reactions 16.0 6.8 14.6 13.0 19.3 25.9 24.1
Vaccine is not effective/doesn't work/wouldn't help 4.8 8.5 3.9 5.1 4.5 2.5 3.1
Inconvenient: time/transportation/location 7.4 3.9 7.8 10.3 7.5 5.0 5.2
No shots were available 8.5 3.3 6.5 7.3 10.4 18.1 7.9
Tried to get a flu shot; doctor said I didn't need one .5

1.0 .5 1.5
Other 1 11.5 14.0 13.4 12.3 8.8 7.8 13.1
None/No other 1.5 2.7 .5 .6 1.1 2.6 6.3
Female Doctor/nurse never suggested it .7 2.4 .4 .3
.7 1.2
I haven't thought about it 8.9 14.6 10.2 7.9 5.9 8.0 7.3
I'm in good health/not at risk/don't need it 31.9 30.4 33.1 32.9 29.3 32.4 33.6
It might make me sick/might be side effects/reactions 21.1 22.7 17.4 18.3 20.8 25.1 31.8
Vaccine is not effective/doesn't work/wouldn't help 4.4 2.7 4.3 5.0 5.1 3.7 4.8
Inconvenient: time/transportation/location 6.6 9.3 5.4 6.1 5.4 8.0 7.9
No shots were available 12.4 4.3 12.4 12.8 18.1 16.4 6.1
Tried to get a flu shot; doctor said I didn't need one 1.0 3.3 .2 1.3 .9

Other 1 11.6 9.0 15.5 14.7 12.2 4.0 5.5
None/No other 1.4 1.2 1.1 .6 2.3 1.7 1.8
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who said they did not get a flu shot.

What is the most important reason you had for not getting a flu shot?
(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 2,538 292 540 647 548 331 180
Doctor/nurse never suggested it 13 2 2 5 1 1 2
I haven't thought about it 219 35 56 55 35 25 13
I'm in good health/not at risk/don't need it 862 114 183 223 182 102 58
It might make me sick/might be side effects/reactions 482 44 93 100 107 83 55
Vaccine is not effective/doesn't work/wouldn't help 117 13 24 35 28 10 7
Inconvenient: time/transportation/location 180 18 36 54 37 23 12
No shots were available 272 12 52 66 76 54 12
Tried to get a flu shot; doctor said I didn't need one 18 4 1 7 4 2
Other 1 291 33 73 94 56 22 13
Don't know/Not sure 42 10 15 4 9 2 2
None/No other 41 7 5 4 12 7 6
Refused 1


1

Male Total 1,107 137 231 285 238 151 65
Doctor/nurse never suggested it 7
1 4 1
1
I haven't thought about it 102 15 28 28 15 12 4
I'm in good health/not at risk/don't need it 429 73 90 110 92 43 21
It might make me sick/might be side effects/reactions 175 7 33 36 44 39 16
Vaccine is not effective/doesn't work/wouldn't help 49 9 10 13 11 4 2
Inconvenient: time/transportation/location 90 6 19 30 22 9 4
No shots were available 96 4 17 21 23 26 5
Tried to get a flu shot; doctor said I didn't need one 6

3 1 2
Other 1 118 16 27 37 19 12 7
Don't know/Not sure 18 3 4 1 7 1 2
None/No other 17 4 2 2 3 3 3
Female Total 1,431 155 309 362 310 180 115
Doctor/nurse never suggested it 6 2 1 1
1 1
I haven't thought about it 117 20 28 27 20 13 9
I'm in good health/not at risk/don't need it 433 41 93 113 90 59 37
It might make me sick/might be side effects/reactions 307 37 60 64 63 44 39
Vaccine is not effective/doesn't work/wouldn't help 68 4 14 22 17 6 5
Inconvenient: time/transportation/location 90 12 17 24 15 14 8
No shots were available 176 8 35 45 53 28 7
Tried to get a flu shot; doctor said I didn't need one 12 4 1 4 3

Other 1 173 17 46 57 37 10 6
Don't know/Not sure 24 7 11 3 2 1
None/No other 24 3 3 2 9 4 3
Refused 1


1

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