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HC/HIT-7 Data Details

HC/HIT-7 Increase the proportion of adults who report having friends or family members with whom they talk about their health

About the Data

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

National Data Source
Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS); National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
79.5 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of persons aged 18 years and over who report having friends of family to talk with about their health.
Number of persons aged 18 years and over.
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey:


Do you have friends or family members that you talk to about your health?

  1. Yes
  2. No
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

HINTS is a biennial, cross-sectional survey of a nationally-representative sample of American adults that is used to assess the impact of the health information environment.