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Table 1 Characteristics and activities to promote influenza vaccination of participating pediatric offices

From: Factors associated with in-office influenza vaccination by U.S. pediatric providers

Characteristics and activities Overall (N = 174)
Characteristics
Total staff, mean (range) 12.6 (2–60)
Ratio of staff (Nurse + Other) to Provider (MD + NP/PA), mean (range) 2.35 (0.14–9.00)
Total patients, mean (range) 6693 (525–36,531)
Total patient size ≥5000, n (% of offices) 85 (48.9)
Percentage of patients by age group  
 6–23 months, % (range) 12.5 (2.0–42.8)
 24–59 months, % (range) 21.1 (5.7–41.0)
 5–8 years, % (range) 22.7 (2.9–54.2)
 9–18 years, % (range) 43.7 (7.5–81.2)
Staff per 1000 Patients, mean (range) 2.7 (0.4–15.2)
Location, n (% of offices)  
 Urban 33 (19.0)
 Suburban 116 (66.7)
 Rural 25 (14.4)
Percentage of Medicaid patients in office (SD) 28.3 (25.8)
Percentage of staff vaccinated (SD) 86.0 (21.7)
Activities
 Number of patient reminders used: (mail/phone, email, videotape, “on-hold” messages, mean (SD)
 0 72 (41.4)
 1 56 (32.2)
 2 35 (20.1)
 3 9 (5.2)
 4 2 (1.1)
Offer incentives (% of offices) 28.7
Family members offered vaccines (% of offices) 47.1
Number of total weekend/evening hours for influenza vaccination, mean (SD) 7.6 (21.5)
Offered weekend/evening hours for influenza vaccination (% of offices) 32.8
Comparison of vaccination rates within office (% of offices) 35.6
Electronic reminders to provider to vaccinate (% of offices) 28.2
Local immunization activities and media coverage of influenza vaccination occurred in community (% of offices) 54.6
Standing order program for influenza vaccine (% of offices) 59.8
Clinical staff education workshops during influenza season (% of offices) 22.4
Duration vaccine available, mean days (SD) 205.6 (60.8)
Coverage: % of children receiving ≥1 dose, mean (SD) 25.2 (14.9)
Coverage: % of children ≥9 years of age receiving ≥1 dose, mean (SD) 18.6 (14.8)
Coverage: % of children <9 years of age receiving ≥1 dose, mean (SD) 32.2 (18.8)
Compliance: % of first-time vaccinees <years of age receiving two doses, mean (SD) 53.4 (20.0)
  1. MD = medical doctor; NP = nurse practitioner; PA = physician assistant.