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IID-13.2 Data Details

IID-13.2 Increase the percentage of noninstitutionalized high-risk adults aged 18 to 64 years who are vaccinated against pneumococcal disease

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)
16.6 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Number of high-risk persons aged 18 to 64 years who report ever receiving a pneumococcal vaccination
Number of high-risk persons aged 18 to 64 years
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2009 National Health Interview Survey:


Have you EVER had a pneumonia vaccination? This shot is usually given only once in a person's lifetime and is different from the flu shot.


Have you EVER been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had…
… Coronary heart disease?
… Angina, also called angina pectoris?
… A heart attack (also called myocardial infarction)?
… Any kind of heart condition or heart disease (other than the ones I just asked about)?
… Emphysema?
… Asthma?

During the PAST 12 MONTHS, have you had an episode of asthma or asthma attack?

Have you EVER been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had …
… Cancer or a malignancy of any kind?

[If yes:] What kind of cancer was it?
(1) Bladder
(2) Blood
(3) Bone
(4) Brain
(5) Breast
(6) Cervix
(7) Colon
(8) Esophagus
(9) Gallbladder
(10) Kidney
(11) Larynx - windpipe
(12) Leukemia
(13) Liver
(14) Lung
(15) Lymphoma
(16) Melanoma
(17) Mouth/tongue/lip
(18) Ovary
(19) Pancreas
(20) Prostate
(21) Rectum
(22) Skin (non-melanoma)
(23) Skin (DK what kind)
(24) Soft Tissue (muscle or fat)
(25) Stomach
(26) Testes
(27) Throat - pharynx
(28) Thyroid
(29) Uterus
(30) Other
(96) More than 3 kinds

(Other than during pregnancy,) Have you EVER been told by a doctor or health professional that you have diabetes or sugar diabetes?

During the PAST 12 MONTHS, have you been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had..
… chronic bronchitis?
… Weak or failing kidneys? - Do not include kidney stones, bladder infections or incontinence.
… Any kind of liver condition?

Current smokers?

Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

A high-risk person is defined as a respondent who answered "yes" to one or more of the conditions listed in the questions on the NHIS. The only condition not included in the definition of high risk is skin cancer (see conditions 22 and 23 listed in the questions above). High-risk adults are defined by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Not all high-risk conditions for complications of pneumococcal disease can be ascertained by NHIS (e.g., immunocompromised), and the sample size may be too small for some groups.


Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Klein, R.J.; Proctor, S.E.; Boudreault, M.A.; Turczyn, K.M. Healthy People 2010 Criteria for Data Suppression. Statistical Notes No. 24. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 200