HC/HIT-6.1 Increase the proportion of persons with access to the Internet

National Data Source
Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS); National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
68.5 (2007)
Target
75.4
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 and over who access the Internet.
Denominator
Number of persons aged 18 and over.
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Do you ever go on-line to access the Internet or World Wide Web, or to send and receive e-mail?

  1. Yes
  2. No
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable

Comments

Methodology Notes

HINTS is a biennial, cross-sectional survey of a nationally-representative sample of American adults that is used to assess the impact of the health information environment.