NWS-6.3 Increase the proportion of physician visits made by all child or adult patients that include counseling about nutrition or diet

National Data Source
National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
12.2 (2007)
Target
15.2
Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Numerator
Number of visits by ambulatory patients of all ages to non-Federal physicians in office-based practice in which diet and nutrition counseling or education was ordered or provided
Denominator
Number of visits by ambulatory patients of all ages to non-Federal physicians in office-based practice
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2007 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey patient record:

[NUMERATOR:]

[Question 8:] Health Education

Was any health education ordered or provided at this visit? (Under subheading a check box is provided for "diet/nutrition.")

Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable

Comments

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Sex: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Geographic Location: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Health Insurance Status: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64