HDS-17.3 Increase the proportion of adults aged 20 years and older who are aware of the importance of accessing rapid emergency care for a stroke by calling 9–1–1 or another emergency number

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)
92.7 (2009)
Target
94.7
Target-Setting Method
2 percentage point improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 20 years and over who were aware of the importance of accessing rapid emergency care by calling 9-1-1 or another emergency number
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:]

If you thought someone was having a stroke, what is the BEST thing to do right away?

  1. Advise them to drive to the hospital
  2. Advise them to call their physician
  3. Call 9-1-1 (or another emergency number)
  4. Call spouse or family member
  5. Other
  6. Refused
  7. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable

Comments

Methodology Notes

Persons are considered to be aware of the importance of calling 9-1-1 if they indicate that the best thing to do is call 9-1-1 (or another emergency number). Persons are considered to be unaware of the importance of calling 9-1-1 if they indicate that the best thing to do is advise them to drive to the hospital, advise them to call their physician, call spouse or family member, other, or don’t know.

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.