V-4 Increase the proportion of adults who have a comprehensive eye examination, including dilation, within the past 2 years

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 (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
55.0 (2008)
Target
60.5
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 years and over who report they had a dilated eye exam within the past two years.
Denominator
Number of persons aged 18 years and over.
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

When was the last time you had an eye exam in which the pupils were dilated? This would have made you temporarily sensitive to bright light.

  1. Less than 1 month
  2. 01 to 12 months
  3. 13 to 24 months
  4. More than 2 years
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

Among adults, the appropriate time interval for getting a dilated eye exam is generally considered to be within the past 2 years. Adults who respond “less than 1 month,” “1 to 12 months,” or “13 to 24 months” to the above question are considered to be getting a dilated eye exam within the appropriate time interval. Among persons with diabetes, the appropriate time interval is 1 year. Adults with diabetes who respond “less than 1 month” or "1-12 months" to the question are getting a dilated eye exam at the appropriate interval.

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+
  • Education Level: 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Family Income Level: 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+

References and More Information

  1. Klein, R.J.; Proctor, S.E.; Boudreault, M.A.; Turczyn, K.M. Healthy People 2010 Criteria for Data Suppression. Statistical Notes No. 24. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2002.