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AHS-5.1 Data Details

AHS-5.1 Increase the proportion of persons of all ages who have a specific source of ongoing care

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
86.4 (2008)
Target
95.0
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons who report having a specific source of primary care
Denominator
Number of persons
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

[Persons aged 18 years and over:]

Is there a place that you USUALLY go to when you are sick or need advice about your health?

  1. Yes
  2. There is NO place
  3. There is MORE THAN ONE place
  4. Refused
  5. Don’t know

What kind of place is it – a clinic, doctor’s office, emergency room, or some other place?

  1. Clinic or health center
  2. Doctor's office or HMO
  3. Hospital emergency room
  4. Hospital outpatient department
  5. Some other place
  6. Doesn't go to one place most often
  7. Refused
  8. Don’t know

[Children and adolescents under age 18 years:]

Is there a place that [alias] USUALLY goes to when [he/she] is sick or you need advice about [his/her] health?

  1. Yes
  2. There is NO place
  3. There is MORE THAN ONE place
  4. Refused
  5. Don’t know

What kind of place does [alias] go to most often – a clinic, doctor’s office, emergency room, or some other place?

  1. Clinic or health center
  2. Doctor's office or HMO
  3. Hospital emergency room
  4. Hospital outpatient department
  5. Some other place
  6. Doesn't go to one place most often
  7. Refused
  8. Don’t know
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

A specific source of primary care includes responses (1), (2), (4), (5), and (6) to the second question listed in the numerator section.