V-5.5 Reduce visual impairment due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

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)
15.5 (2008)
Target
14.0
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 45 years and older who report they lost vision because of macular degeneration and were also told they had macular degeneration
Denominator

Number of persons aged 45 years and over.

Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Have you lost any vision because of macular degeneration?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had macular degeneration?

  1. Yes
  2. No
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable

Comments

Methodology Notes

Persons who responded “yes” to the two Numerator questions met the (self-reporting) criteria for this objective.

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Sex: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Educational Attainment: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Family Income: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Family Type: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Country of Birth: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Disability Status: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Geographic Location: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
  • Health Insurance Status: 45-49, 50-64
  • Marital Status: 45-49, 50-64, 65+
Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

The baseline has been revised from 15.6 to 15.5 and the target has been proportionally adjusted due to data source methodology changes.

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