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DH-2.2 Data Details

DH-2.2 Increase the number of State and the District of Columbia health departments that conduct health surveillance of caregivers for people with disabilities

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
number 
Baseline (Year)
2 (2010)
Target
51
Target-Setting Method
Retention of Healthy People 2010 target
Numerator
Number of States and the District of Columbia that conduct statewide public health surveillance for caregivers
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

A state is considered to conduct statewide health surveillance of caregivers if the state's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) includes the following question: People may provide regular care or assistance to a friend or family member who has a health problem, long-term illness, or disability. During the past month, did you provide any such care or assistance to a friend or family member?

States with indicated surveillance are determined through periodic assessment of the BRFSS questions by staff at the National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Behavioral risk factor surveillance system [Internet]. Atlanta (GA): National Center on Chronic Disease and Health Promotion. c2010 – [cited 2010, Mar 10.]. Available from http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/questionnaires/english.htm
  2. State government [Internet]. Washington (DC): United States Government. c2010 – [cited 2010, Mar 10.]. Available from http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories.shtml