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NWS-6.3 Data Details

NWS-6.3 Increase the proportion of physician visits made by all child or adult patients that include counseling about nutrition or diet

About the Data

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

National Data Source
National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
12.2 (2007)
Target
15.2
Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Numerator
Number of visits by ambulatory patients of all ages to non-Federal physicians in office-based practice in which diet and nutrition counseling or education was ordered or provided
Denominator
Number of visits by ambulatory patients of all ages to non-Federal physicians in office-based practice
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2007 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey patient record:

[NUMERATOR:]

Was any health education ordered or provided at this visit? (A check box is provided for "diet/nutrition.")

Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Sex: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Geographic Location: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Health Insurance Status: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64