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Clinical Preventive Services

The Healthy People 2020 Clinical Preventive Services Leading Health Indicators cover a range of health issues—including 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.

 

Poor Glycemic Control, 2009-12

The rate of poor glycemic control (HbA1c greater than 9%) among adults aged 18 years and over with diagnosed diabetes decreased with increasing age. The rate for persons aged 18-44 years was nearly 4 times the rate for persons aged 65 years and over.   

18-44 years: 30.3%

45-64 years: 14.4% 

65 years and over: 8.0%

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

 

Healthy People 2020 Targets

Colorectal Cancer Screening

In 2013, 58.2% of adults aged 50-75 years had received a colorectal cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines (age adjusted).

Most recent: 58.2%

Target: 70.5%

21.2% increase needed to reach Target

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

 

Blood Pressure Control

In 2009-2012, 48.9% of adults aged 18 years and over with hypertension had it under control (age adjusted).  

Most recent: 48.9%

Target: 61.2%

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 over with diagnosed diabetes had poor glycemic control (age-adjusted).

Most recent: 21.0%

Target: 16.2%

22.9% decrease needed to reach Target

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

 

Fully Immunized Children

In 2014, 71.6% of children aged 19-35 months had received the recommended doses of DTaP, polio, MMR, Hib, Hep B, varicella, and PCV vaccines.

Most recent: 71.6%

Target: 80%

11.7% increase needed to reach Target

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