HC/HIT-7 Increase the proportion of adults who report having friends or family members with whom they talk about their health

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)
79.5 (2007)
Target
87.5
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 years and over who report having friends of family to talk with about their health.
Denominator
Number of persons aged 18 years nad over.
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Do you have friends or family members that you talk to about your health?

  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.