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RD-5.2 Data Details

RD-5.2 Reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 to 64 years with asthma who miss work days

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
Yes
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
33.2 (2008)
Target
26.7
Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance
Numerator
Number of adults aged 18 to 64 years who missed work among those who report an episode of asthma or an asthma attack in the past year
Denominator
Number of adults aged 18 to 64 years who report having an asthma attack in the past year
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey Asthma Supplement:

[NUMERATOR:]

DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS, HOW MANY DAYS were you UNABLE to work because of your asthma?

  1. ______ Days
  2. Unable to do this activity
  3. Refused
  4. Don’t know

[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

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

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

Persons are classified as having missed work if they responded “1-365” to the question about number of days missed.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 24-05 in that objective 24-05 was divided into separate objectives for children (RD-5.1) and adults (RD-5.2). The definition was modified from the average number of school or work days lost due to asthma to the percentage of persons who miss school days (RD-5.1) or work days (RD-5.2) due to asthma.

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

The target was revised from 26.8 to 26.7 due to a change in the rounding rules for target calculations of Minimal Statistical Significance.