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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
Baseline (Year)
2 (2010)
Target-Setting Method
Retention of Healthy People 2010 target
Number of States and the District of Columbia that conduct statewide public health surveillance for caregivers
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Assessment, 2010:

[NUMERATOR:] States that identify caregivers of people with disabilities in the BRFSS.

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?   <Yes, No, Don't know, Not sure, Refused>

[denominator:] States and Districts that are officially part of the United States.

Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

States and DC are considered to have a statewide surveillance program for caregivers if they identify caregivers in statewide public health surveillance systems; namely the BRFSS as indicated in the numerator section.

States and DC with indicated surveillance are determined through periodic assessment by NCBDDD staff of BRFSS modules.


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
  2. State government [Internet]. Washington (DC): United States Government. c2010 – [cited 2010, Mar 10.]. Available from