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Clinical Preventive Services

The Healthy People 2020 Clinical Preventive Services Leading Health Indicators cover a range of health issues- cancer, heart disease and stroke, diabetes, and infectious diseases- because of the tremendous impact these issues have on the health of the Nation. Unfortunately, millions of children, adolescents, and adults continue to go without evidence-based services that could protect them from developing a number of serious diseases or help them treat certain health conditions before they worsen. Immunizations are critical preventive services for young children and the population at large.

Children Not Fully Immunized by Mother’s Education, 2012

The rate for children aged 19 to 35 months whose mothers had less than a high school education was 55% higher than that for children of mothers with an advanced degree.

Data Source: National Immunization Survey (NIS), CDC/NCIRD and CDC/NCHS.

Children of mothers with an advanced degree: 23.6%
Children of mothers who had less than a high school education: 36.6%

Healthy People 2020 Targets

Colorectal Screening

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

Most Recent: 59.2% (age adjusted) in 2010
HP2020 Target: 70.5%
19.1% increase needed to reach target

Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS.

Blood Pressure Control

In 2009–12, 48.9% of adults aged 18 years and older with hypertension had it under control (age adjusted).

Most Recent: 48.9% (age adjusted) in 2009–12
HP2020 Target: 61.2%
25.2% increase needed to reach target

Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS.

Poor Glycemic Control

In 2009–12, 21.0% of adults aged 18 years and older with diagnosed diabetes had poor glycemic control (age adjusted).

Most Recent: 21.0% (age adjusted) in 2009–12
HP2020 Target: 16.1%
23.3% decrease needed to reach target

Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS.

Fully Immunized Children

In 2012, 68.4% of children aged 19 to 35 months had received the recommended doses of DTaP, polio, MMR, Hib, hepatitis B, varicella and PCV vaccines.

Most Recent: 68.4% in 2012
HP2020 Target: 80%
16.8% increase needed to reach target

Data Source: National Immunization Survey (NIS), CDC/NCIRD and CDC/NCHS.