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V-5.5 Data Details

V-5.5 Reduce visual impairment due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

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
per 1,000 (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
15.5 (2008)
Target
14.0
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 45 years and over with macular degeneration who have lost vision because of macular degeneration.
Denominator
Number of persons aged 45 years and over.
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Have you lost any vision because of macular degeneration?

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

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had macular degeneration?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

Persons who responded “yes” to the two Numerator questions met the (self-reporting) criteria for this objective.

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Sex: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Educational Attainment: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Family Income: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Family Type: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Country of Birth: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Disability Status: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Geographic Location: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Health Insurance Status: 45-49, 50-64
  • Marital Status: 45-49, 50-64, 65+

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 2012, the original baseline was revised from 15.6 to 15.5 per 1,000 due to data source methodology changes in sample adult weights. The target was adjusted from 14.1 to 14.0 per 1,000 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.