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Despite Serious Health Risks, One in Three Adults with Heart Disease Does Not Believe They Need a Flu Shot This Year
Date:11/1/2007

rt from GlaxoSmithKline for the I Heart Flu Shots(TM) initiative.

About the Survey

This study was conducted online within the United States on behalf of Mended Hearts between September 21 and September 25, 2007 among 2,199 U.S. adults ages 18+, of whom 876 have been diagnosed with heart disease (high cholesterol, high blood pressure or hypertension, heart attack, heart failure and/or stroke) by a healthcare professional.

Results were weighted as needed for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents' propensity to be online.

All sample surveys and polls, whether or not they use probability sampling, are subject to multiple sources of error which are most often not possible to quantify or estimate, including sampling error, coverage error, error associated with nonresponse, error associated with question wording and response options, and post-survey weighting and adjustments. Therefore, Harris Interactive avoids the words "margin of error" as they are misleading. All that can be calculated are different possible sampling errors with different probabilities for pure, unweighted, random samples with 100% response rates. These are only theoretical because no published polls come close to this ideal.

Respondents for this survey were selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Harris Interactive surveys. The data have been weighted to reflect the composition of the U.S. adult population. Because the sample is based on those who agreed to be invited to participate in the Harris Interactive online research panel, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

Contact: Sheryl Trager

212.798.9520


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