V-1 Increase the proportion of preschool children aged 5 years and under who receive vision screening

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
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
40.1 (2008)
Target
44.1
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator

Number of children aged 5 years and under who have ever had their vision tested.

Denominator

Number of children aged 5 years and under.

Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Has [child's name] EVER had [his/her] vision tested by a doctor or other health professional?

  1. Yes
  2. No
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

All children who were reported to have ever had their vision tested by a doctor or other health professional (as a response of “yes” to the Numerator question) were considered to have met the criteria for this objective.