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Hearing and Other Sensory or Communication Disorders

ENT-VSL-6.2 Increase the proportion of adolescents aged 12 to 19 years who have ever used hearing protection devices (earplugs, earmuffs) when exposed to loud sounds or noise

Adolescent use of ear protection devices when exposed to loud noises (per 1,000 population, 12–19 years)

2020 Baseline (year): 410.7 (2005-2006)
2020 Target: 451.8
Desired Direction: Increase
  • Populations
  • 2005-2006
  • Total  View chart
  • 410.7
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
Data Details Details about the methodology and measurement of this HP2020 objective

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Unless noted otherwise, any age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

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