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Clinical Preventive Services

Clinical preventive services, such as disease screening and immunizations, are key to reducing death and disability and improving the Nation’s health.

Health Disparities

Featured Target

Blood Pressure Control

In 2009–10, among people aged 18 years and older with hypertension, females had a higher rate of blood pressure control than males (age adjusted).

39.6% Males
56.0% Females

In 2009–10, 45.9% of adults aged 18 years and older with hypertension had it under control (age adjusted).

45.9% 2009–10
61.2% 2020 Target
33.3% increase needed

Other Clinical Preventive Targets

Colorectal Cancer Screening

2020 Target: 70.5%

59.2% 2010
70.5% 2020 Target
19.1% increase needed

In 2010, 59.2% of adults aged 50 to 75 years received a colorectal cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines (age adjusted).

Fully Immunized Children

2020 Target: 80.0%

56.6% 2010
80.0% 2020 Target
41.3% increase needed

In 2010, 56.6% of children aged 19 to 35 months received the recommended doses of DTaP, polio, MMR, Hib, Hep B, varicella, and PCV vaccines.

Poor Glycemic Control A1c Greater than 9%

2002 Target: 16.1%

17.9% 2005–08
16.1% 2020 Target
10.1% decrease needed

In 2005–08, 17.9% of adults aged 18 years and over with diagnosed diabetes had poor glycemic control (age adjusted).1

1 The most recent (2009–10) 2-year estimate will be replaced by a 4-year estimate later in the decade.