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V-2 Data Details

V-2 Reduce blindness and visual impairment in children and adolescents aged 17 years and 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
No
Measure
per 1,000 
Baseline (Year)
28.2 (2008)
Target
25.4
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 17 years and under who have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses.
Denominator
Number of persons aged 17 years and under.
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Does {child's name} have any trouble seeing?

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

[If age 2+ years:]

even when wearing glasses or contact lenses?

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