Answer & Explanation

In the study cited below, the authors investigated various lifestyle and demographic factors in association with influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in a prospective cohort study. Fix J, Donneyong MM, Rapp SR, Sattari M, Snively BM, Wactawski-Wende J, Gower EW. Predictors of Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Among Participants in the Women’s Health Initiative. Public Health Rep. 2022 Mar 18:333549221081817. doi: 10.1177/00333549221081817. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35301881. In the discussion section, the authors write, “Although to our knowledge this research represents the largest long-standing, prospective cohort study to examine vaccination among women aged ≥65 years, our study had some limitations. … our study population was mostly non-Hispanic White, educated, and living in urban settings, which may limit the generalizability of our overall findings.” What is the limitation the authors are referring to, here?

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