DH-11  Increase the proportion of newly constructed and retrofitted U.S. homes and residential buildings that have visitable features

National Data Source
American Housing Survey (AHS); Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau (HUD and Census)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
42.1 (2007)
Target
46.3
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of newly constructed or retrofitted U.S. homes and residential buildings that have visitable features; namely a no step entrance
Denominator
Number of newly constructed or retrofitted U.S. homes and residential buildings
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the American Housing Survey, 2007:

NOSTEP entrance accessible without steps or stairs

  • (1) Yes
  • (2) No
  • (D) Don't Know
  • (R) Refused
  • Blank Not reported
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable

Comments

Methodology Notes

In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Census Bureau conducts the American Housing Survey, a biennial survey of the nation's housing market. The AHS is conducted by the Census Bureau’s 12 regional offices using telephone and personal visit interviews. The Bureau staff make personal visits if the housing unit is new to the AHS sample, if the household living in the sampled unit has changed since the previous interview, or if the period between the interviews exceeds several years, which is the case for the metropolitan areas.

References and More Information

  1. American Housing Survey (AHS), 2007 [Internet]. Washington (DC): Department of Housing and Urban Developmental. c2010 – [cited 2010, Mar 10.]. Available from http://www.census.gov/prod/2008pubs/h150-07.pdf http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/housing/ahs/ahs.htmlml
  2. Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) and HUD user [Internet]. Washington (DC): Department of Housing and Urban Developmental. c2010 – [cited 2010, Mar 10.]. Available from http://www.huduser.org/about/pdrabout.html