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ENT-VSL-5 Data Details

ENT-VSL-5 Increase the number of persons who are referred by their primary care physician or other health care provider for hearing evaluation and treatment

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 Interview Survey (NHIS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
per 1,000 (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
283.3 (2007)
Target
311.7
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 years and over who have seen a doctor or other health care professional about any hearing or ear problems in the past 5 years and then seen, or been referred by their primary care physician to: a hearing specialist, Ear, Nose, and Throat [ENT] doctor (otolaryngologist or otologist), an audiologist, or hearing aid dispenser
Denominator
Number of persons aged 18 years and over who have seen a doctor or other health care professional about any hearing or ear problems in the past 5 years
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2007 National Health Interview Survey Hearing Supplement:

[NUMERATOR:]

When was the last time you saw a doctor or other health care professional about any hearing or ear problems?

  1. Never
  2. In the past year
  3. 1 to 2 years ago
  4. 3 to 4 years ago
  5. 5 to 9 years ago
  6. 10 to 14 years ago
  7. 15 or more years ago

IN THE PAST 5 YEARS, have you seen or been referred by your doctor or other health care professional to a hearing specialist, such as an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor? [Read if necessary:] Include an Otolaryngologist (OH-toh-LAYR-ehn-GAHL-oh-jist) or Otologist (OH-tol-o-jist).]

  1. Yes
  2. No

IN THE PAST 5 YEARS, have you seen or been referred by your doctor or other health care professional to an audiologist or hearing aid dispenser?

  1. Yes
  2. No
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Sex: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Educational Attainment: 25-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Family Income: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Family Type: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Country of Birth: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Disability Status: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Geographic Location: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Health Insurance Status: 18-44, 45-64
  • Marital Status: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+