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ENT-VSL-4.2 Data Details

ENT-VSL-4.2 Increase the proportion of adults aged 70 years and older who have had a hearing examination in the past 5 years

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 
Baseline (Year)
40.6 (2003-2006)
Target
42.4
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 70 years and over who have had a hearing examination within the past 5 years
Denominator
Number of persons aged 70 years and over
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2003-04 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

About how long has it been since you last had your hearing tested?

  1. Less than 1 year ago
  2. 1 year to 4 years ago
  3. More than 4 years ago
  4. Never
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

The numerator for this measure is estimated by all adults who responded “yes” to having their hearing tested “less than 1 year ago” or “1 year to 4 years ago.”