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IID-1.10 Data Details

IID-1.10 Reduce cases of varicella (chicken pox) among persons aged 17 years of age or under

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
Baseline (Year)
586,000 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
Projection/trend analysis
Number of persons aged 17 years and under who are reported to have had chicken pox (varicella) in the past year
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2011 National Health Interview Survey:


For persons age 17 years or under:

Has [PERSON] EVER had chickenpox?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don't know

Has [PERSON] had chickenpox DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Persons are classified as having had chickenpox (varicella) in the past year if they responded “yes” to both questions on chickenpox listed under Numerator.