HDS-4 Increase the proportion of adults who have had their blood pressure measured within the preceding 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high

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
Yes
Measure
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
90.6 (2008)
Target
92.6
Target-Setting Method
2 percentage point improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 years and over who had their blood pressure measured within the preceding 2 years and can state level
Denominator
Number of persons aged 18 years and over
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey Heart Disease Supplement:

[NUMERATOR:]

About how long has it been since you had your blood pressure checked by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional?

  1. Never
  2. 1-94
  3. 95 or more
  4. Refused
  5. Don’t know

Enter time period for time since last blood pressure check.

  1. Day(s)
  2. Week(s)
  3. Month(s)
  4. Year(s)
  5. Refused
  6. Don’t know

At that time, were you told that your blood pressure was high, normal, or low?

  1. Not told
  2. High
  3. Normal
  4. Low
  5. Borderline
  6. Refused
  7. Don’t know
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

An adult was considered to have had their blood pressure measured within the preceding 2 years if they responded that it had been 1-94 days, 1-94 weeks, 1-24 months, or 1-2 years since they had their blood pressure checked by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional based on the first two questions in the NUMERATOR section. They were considered to be able to state their blood pressure level if they responded high, low, normal, or borderline (categories 2-5) to the third question in the NUMERATOR section.

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+
Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

The original baseline was revised from 92.9 to 90.6 due to a revision in a programming error. The target was adjusted from 94.9 to 92.6 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.