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MHMD-8 Data Details

MHMD-8 Increase the proportion of persons with serious mental illness (SMI) who are employed

About the Data

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

National Data Source
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
56.0 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Persons with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) who are employed
Persons with Serious Mental Illness
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

A modified version of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview is administered to assess criteria necessary for a diagnosis of Serious Mental Illness based on DSM IV for adults.

Now, think about the past 12 months, from [DATEFILL] through today. Did you work at a job or business at any time during the past 12 months?

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

In 2014 due to a methodology change in NSDUH's calculation of estimates, the baseline was recalculated from 58.6 percent to 56.0 percent. the target was adjusted from 64.4 percent to 61.6 percent to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method (10 percent improvement).