SH-1 Increase the proportion of persons with symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea who seek medical evaluation

National Data Source
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES); 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)
25.5 (2005-2008)
Target
28.0
Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance
Numerator
Adults 20 years and over who report symptoms of sleep apnea and who have ever told a doctor that they have trouble sleeping
Denominator
Adults 20 years and over who report symptoms of sleep apnea
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2005-2006 and 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

{Have you/Has SP} ever told a doctor or other health professional that {you have/s/he has} trouble sleeping?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don't know

[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

In the past 12 months, how often did {you/SP} snore while {you were/s/he was} sleeping?

  1. Never
  2. Rarely (1-2 nights/week)
  3. Occasionally (3-4 nights/week)
  4. Frequently (5 or more nights/week)
  5. Refused
  6. Don't know

In the past 12 months, how often did {you/SP} snort, gasp, or stop breathing while {you were/s/he was} asleep?

  1. Never
  2. Rarely (1-2 nights/week)
  3. Occasionally (3-4 nights/week)
  4. Frequently (5 or more nights/week)
  5. Refused
  6. Don't know

In the past month, how often did {you/SP}] feel excessively or overly sleepy during the day?

  1. Never
  2. Rarely (1 time a month)
  3. Sometimes (2-4 times a month)
  4. Often (5-15 times a month)
  5. Almost always (16-30 times a month)
  6. Refused
  7. Don't know

How much sleep {do you/does SP} usually get at night on weekdays or workdays?

______ Hours

Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

Persons were considered to have symptoms of sleep apnea if they answered the questions listed under denominator as follows: (snoring 3 or more nights per week) OR (snort, gasp or stop breathing 3 or more nights per week) OR (feel excessively sleepy during the day almost always 16-30 times per month AND usually sleep 7 or more hours per night on weekdays or worknights).

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Sex: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Educational Attainment: 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Family Income: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Country of Birth: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Disability Status: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Health Insurance Status: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-64
  • Marital Status: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Veteran Status: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Obesity Status: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+