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V-6.2 Data Details

V-6.2 Increase the use of protective eyewear in recreational activities and hazardous situations around the home among adults aged 18 years and older

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
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
39.7 (2008)
Target
43.7
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 years and over who wear eye protection always or most of the time when engaging in recreational activities or activities outside of work that can cause eye injury
Denominator
Number of persons aged 18 years and over who engage in recreational activities or activities outside of work that can cause eye injury
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

Outside of work, do you participate in sports, hobbies, or other activities that can cause eye injury? This includes activities such as baseball, basketball, mowing the lawn, woodworking, or working with chemicals.

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

[NUMERATOR:]

[If yes:]

When doing these activities, on average, do you wear eye protection always, most of the time, some of the time, or none of the time?

  1. Always
  2. Most of the time
  3. Some of the time
  4. None of the time
  5. Refused
  6. Don't know
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Persons for whom the response was "Yes" to Numerator and Denominator question, and “Always" or "Most of the time” to the Numerator question met the criteria.

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Sex: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Educational Attainment: 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Family Income: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Family Type: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Country of Birth: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Disability Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Geographic Location: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Health Insurance Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64
  • Marital Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+