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AOCBC-10 Data Details

AOCBC-10 Reduce the proportion of adults with osteoporosis

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 and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
5.9 (2005-2008)
Target
5.3
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of adults aged 50 years and over with a femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD) value ≤ 0.56 gm/cm2
Denominator
Number of adults aged 50 years and over
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Bone mineral densities are determined from measurements made as part of the NHANES battery of examinations. The choice of a femoral BMD of 0.56 or less is the measure 2.5 or more standard deviations below the reference mean for young adults aged 20 - 29 years.

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Sex: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Educational Attainment: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Family Income: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Country of Birth: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Disability Status: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Health Insurance Status: 50-59, 60-64
  • Marital Status: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Veteran Status: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Obesity Status: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Looker, A.C.; Orwoll, E.S.; Johnston; C.C.; et al. Prevalence and low femoral bone density in older U.S. adults from NHANES III. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 12:1761-8, 1997.
  2. World Health Organization (WHO). Assessment of Fracture Risk and Its Application to Screening for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis. Technical Report Series No. 843. Geneva, Switzerland: WHO, 1994.