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DH-17 Data Details

DH-17 Increase the proportion of adults with disabilities who report sufficient social and emotional support

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office (CDC/PHSIPO)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
69.5 (2008)
Target
76.5
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of adults aged 18 years and older with disabilities who report that they have sufficient social and emotional support
Denominator
Number of adults aged 18 years and older with disabilities
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System:

[NUMERATOR:]

How often do you get the social and emotional support you need?

  1. Always
  2. Usually
  3. Sometimes
  4. Rarely
  5. Never
  6. Refused/Not ascertained/Don't know

[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR (Disability Identifiers):]

Are you limited in any way in any activities because of physical, mental, or emotional problems?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane, a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Don't know/Not sure
  4. Refused
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Since 2005, the numerator question has resided in the core of the BRFSS representing all 50 states, DC, and some territories. Adults with disabilities are considered to have sufficient social and emotional support if they respond “always” or “usually” to the question listed in the numerator section.

Since 2003, the questions identifying persons with disabilities have resided in the core of the BRFSS representing all 50 states, DC, and some territories. Adults with disabilities are identified in this objective if they responded “yes” to questions listed in the denominator section.

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Sex: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Educational Attainment: 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Household Income: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Geographic Location: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Health Insurance Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64
  • Marital Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Obesity Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
Caveats and Limitations
The BRFSS is conducted independently by each state and therefore methodologies may vary. Pooled national estimates may not take into account these differences and so may differ from estimates obtained using data sources that use methodologies designed to produce national estimates.

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Behavioral risk factor surveillance system [Internet]. Atlanta (GA): National Center on Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. c2010 – [cited 2010, Mar 10.]. Available from http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/questionnaires/english.htm
  2. Klein RJ, Schoenborn CA. Age Adjustment Using the 2000 Projected U.S. Population. Statistical Notes No. 20-. Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics. 2001. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/statnt/statnt20.pdf