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ENT-VSL-2 Data Details

ENT-VSL-2 Reduce otitis media in children and adolescents

About the Data

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

National Data Source
National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
per 1,000 
Baseline (Year)
246.6 (2007)
Target
221.5
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of visits to ambulatory care facilities with a diagnosis of otitis media (any mention of ICD-9-CM codes 3810-3814, 382) among persons under age 18 years
Denominator
Number of persons under age 18 years
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Otitis media, commonly called ear infection, is an inflammation of the middle ear caused by viral or bacterial infection.

The number of otitis media visits to ambulatory care facilities obtained from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) are added to the number of visits obtained from the National Hospital Ambulatory Care Survey (NHAMCS).

Ambulatory care facilities include physicians' offices, hospital emergency departments and outpatient departments.

FOR SINGLE DATA YEARS: Ambulatory care visit rates are calculated using the July 1 estimates of the civilian noninstitutionalized population from the Vintage matching the data year for the postcensal period based on the 2000 census. For example, July 1, 2007 civilian noninstitutionalized population estimates from Vintage 2007 are used as the denominator for 2007 rates. Rates for 2010 are also calculated using the July 1 estimates based on the 2000 census.