V-6.1 Increase the use of personal protective eyewear in recreational activities and hazardous situations around the home among children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 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 
Baseline (Year)
16.5 (2008)
Target
18.2
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons 6-17 years who wear eye protection always or most of the time when engaging in sports, hobbies, or other activities that can cause eye injury
Denominator
Number of persons 6-17 years who engage in sports, hobbies, or other activities that can cause eye injury
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

Does [child's name] participate in sports, hobbies, or other activities that can cause eye injury? This includes activities such as baseball, basketball, soccer, and mowing the lawn.

  1. Yes
  2. No

[NUMERATOR:]

[If yes:]

When doing these activities, on average, does [he/she] wear eye protection always, most of the time, some of the time, or none of the time?

  1. Always
  2. Most of the time
  3. Some of the time
  4. None of the time
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

Children and adolescents for whom the response was “yes” to both the Numerator and the Numerator and Denominator questions met the criteria.

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.