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Social capital and immunization against the 2009 A(H1N1) pandemic in the American States

Författare och institution:
Björn Rönnerstrand (Statsvetenskapliga institutionen)
Publicerad i:
Public Health, 128 ( 8 ) s. 709-715
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
objective of this paper was to investigate the association between contextual social capital and immunization coverage rates. A cross-sectional, ecologic study design was used. Three different estimations of contextual social capital in American states have been used. Data on immunization coverage rates at state level comes from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Correlation coefficients were calculated to investigate the bivariate association between the independent variable social capital and the dependent variable 2009 A(H1N1) immunization coverage rates. A multivariate OLS regression model was used to investigate the association between contextual social capital and immunization, under control for state-level health care spending per capita, state population, population per square mile, and median age in the American States. Results show that Social capital was strongly correlated with 2009 A(H1N1) immunization acceptance among American States. In a multivariate regression analysis, the association remains strong and significant also when controlling state-level confounders. In conclusion, social capital, at least in a U. S. context, is shown to be associated with the state-level uptake of vaccination against the 2009 A(H1N1) pandemic. (C) 2014 The Royal Society for Public Health. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Social capital, Generalized trust, Volunteering, Immunization, A(H1N1) pandemic, American States, SELF-RATED HEALTH, GENERALIZED TRUST, VACCINATION, BEHAVIORS, CHILDREN, COMMUNITY, ATTITUDES, CARE, Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
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2014-10-02 10:43

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