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AHS-5.2 Data Details

AHS-5.2 Increase the proportion of children and youth aged 17 years and under 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
Baseline (Year)
94.3 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
Total coverage
Number of persons aged 17 years and under who report having a specific source of primary care
Number of persons aged 17 years and under
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:


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
Data Collection Frequency
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.