RD-1.2 Reduce asthma deaths among adults aged 35 to 64 years old

National Data Source
National Vital Statistics System-Mortality (NVSS-M); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Population Estimates; U.S. Census Bureau (Census)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
per 1,000,000 
Baseline (Year)
11.0 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
Projection/trend analysis
Number of asthma deaths (ICD-10 codes J45-J46) among persons aged 35 to 64 years
Number of persons aged 35 to 64 years
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective


Methodology Notes

Deaths due to asthma (ICD-10 codes J45-J46).

FOR SINGLE DATA YEARS: Death rates are calculated based on the resident population of the United States for the data year involved. For census years (e.g. 2010), population counts enumerated as of April 1 are used. For all other years, populations estimates as of July 1 are used. Postcensal population estimates are used in rate calculations for years after a census year and match the data year vintage (e.g. July 1, 2011 resident population estimates from Vintage 2011 are used as the denominator for 2011 rates). Intercensal population estimates are used in rate calculations for the years between censuses (e.g. 1991-1999, 2001-2009). Race-specific population estimates for 1991 and later use bridged-race categories.

Trend Issues
Mortality data by marital status were not available for 60% of Georgia’s records in 2008 and 94% of Georgia’s records in 2009. Therefore, 2008 and 2009 data by marital status should be interpreted with caution.
Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

In 2013, rates for 2007–2009 were revised using intercensal population estimates based on the 2000 and 2010 censuses instead of the postcensal estimates for the denominator. The target was adjusted from 6.0 to 4.9 using the original target-setting method. However, the baseline estimate for the total population did not change.

Target Calculation Methods
Linear regression was used to estimate the Healthy People 2020 target based on 1999-2007 trend data from the NVSS-M. The Healthy People 2020 baseline year is 2007 and the target was derived by calculating the expected rate a decade later.