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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. Clinical preventive services, such as routine disease screening and scheduled immunizations, are key to reducing death and disability and improving the Nation’s health for all Americans—from infancy through old age.
 
Blood Pressure Control, 2011–14
The rate of blood pressure control among persons aged 18 years and over with hypertension varied by race and ethnicity in 2011–14.
 
White non-Hispanic: 54.8% (age adjusted)
Hispanic or Latino: 45.0% (age adjusted)
Black non-Hispanic: 43.1% (age adjusted)
Asian non-Hispanic: 40.1% (age adjusted)
 
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).
Healthy People 2020 Target: 70.5%
21.1% increase needed.
Data source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS.
 
Blood Pressure Control
In 2011–14, 50.3% of adults aged 18 years and over with hypertension had it under control (age adjusted).  
Healthy People 2020 Target: 61.2%
21.7% increase needed.
Data source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS.
 
Poor Glycemic Control
In 2011–14, 20.5% of adults with diagnosed diabetes had poor glycemic control (age-adjusted).
Healthy People 2020 Target: 16.2%,
21.0% decrease needed.
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.
Healthy People 2020 Target: 80.0%
11.7% increase needed.
Data source: National Immunization Survey (NIS), CDC/NCIRD and CDC/NCHS.