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AHS-5.4 Data Details

AHS-5.4 Increase the proportion of adults aged 65 years and older 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)
96.3 (2008)
Target
100
Target-Setting Method
Total coverage
Numerator
Number of persons aged 65 years and over who report having a specific source of primary care
Denominator
Number of persons aged 65 years and over
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

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
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted 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.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 01-04c, which tracked the proportion of persons aged 18 years and over with a source of ongoing care. This objective tracks a the proportion of persons aged 65 years and over with a source of ongoing care.