AHS-5.4 Increase the proportion of adults aged 65 years and older who have a specific source of ongoing care

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
Baseline (Year)
96.3 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
Total coverage
Number of persons aged 65 years and over who report having a specific source of primary care
Number of persons aged 65 years and over
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:


Is there a place that you usually go to when you are sick or need advice about your health?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What kind of place is it?

  1. Clinic or health center
  2. Doctor's office or HMO
  3. Hospital emergency room
  4. Hospital outpatient department
  5. Some other place
  6. Doesn't go to one place most often
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable


Methodology Notes

A specific source of primary care includes responses (1), (2), (4), (5), and (6) listed above.