V-7.1 Increase the use of vision rehabilitation services by persons with visual impairment

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)
30.2 (2008)
Target
33.2
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons 18 years and over who report they have trouble seeing and use any vision rehabilitation services
Denominator
Number of persons 18 years and over who report they have trouble seeing
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Do you use any vision rehabilitation services, such as job training, counseling, or training in daily living skills and mobility?

  1. Yes
  2. No

[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

Do you have any trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses?

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

Comments

Methodology Notes

Persons who respond "yes" having trouble seeing and use any vision rehabilitation service meet 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+
  • 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+
Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

The baseline has been revised from 30.1 to 30.2 and the target has been proportionally adjusted due to data source methodology changes.

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.