Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
From the 2009 National Health Interview Survey Stroke Supplement:
Which of the following would you say are the symptoms that someone may be having a stroke?
Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side.
Sudden confusion or trouble speaking.
Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance.
Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
If you thought someone was having a stroke, what is the BEST thing to do right away?
Persons are considered to be aware of the early warning symptoms and signs of a stroke and the importance of calling 9-1-1 if they respond “yes” to all of the symptom questions listed in the NUMERATOR section and indicate that the best thing to do is call 9-1-1 (or another emergency number).
Persons are considered to be unaware of the early warning symptoms and signs of a stroke and the importance of calling 9-1-1 if they respond “no” or “don’t know” to any of the symptom questions listed above in the NUMERATOR section or indicate that the best thing to do is advise them to drive to the hospital, advise them to call their physician, call spouse or family member, other, or don’t know.
This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
The objective was moved from developmental to measurable May 16, 2012.
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