V-5.2 Reduce visual impairment due to diabetic retinopathy

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
Yes
Measure
per 1,000 (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
34.2 (2008)
Target
30.8
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 years and older who report they have lost vision because of diabetic retinopathy, have ever been told they had diabetes and were also told they had diabetic retinopathy
Denominator
Number of persons aged 18 years and older who have ever been told they had diabetes
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had diabetic retinopathy?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Have you lost any vision because of diabetic retinopathy?

  1. Yes
  2. No

[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have diabetes?

  1. Yes
  2. No
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

Persons who responded “yes” to all three questions met the criteria for this objective.

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+
  • Educational Attainment: 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Family Income: 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+
Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

The baseline has been revised from 34.1 to 34.2 and the target has been proportionally adjusted due to data source methodology changes.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
The numerator of Healthy People 2020 objective includes a new question about cause of visual impairment from 2008 NHIS that was not available in 2002 survey, therefore the data are not comparable with Healthy People 2010 objective.