HDS-17.2 Increase the proportion of adults aged 20 years and older who are aware of the early warning symptoms and signs of a stroke

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
Yes
Measure
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
53.9 (2009)
Target
59.3
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 20 years and over who were aware of the early warning symptoms and signs of a stroke
Denominator
Number of persons aged 20 years and over
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2009 National Health Interview Survey Stroke Supplement:

[NUMERATOR:]

Which of the following would you say are the symptoms that someone may be having a stroke?

Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side.

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don't know

Sudden confusion or trouble speaking.

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don't know

Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don't know

Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance.

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don't know

Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

Persons are considered to be aware of the early warning symptoms and signs of a stroke if they respond “yes” to all of the questions listed in the NUMERATOR section. Persons are considered to be unaware of the early warning symptoms and signs of a stroke if they respond “no” or “don’t know” to any of the questions listed above in the NUMERATOR section.

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Sex: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Educational Attainment: 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Family Income: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Family Type: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Country of Birth: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Disability Status: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Geographic Location: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Health Insurance Status: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64
  • Marital Status: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

The objective was moved from developmental to measurable May 16, 2012.