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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

LGBT-1.1 Data systems in Healthy People 2020 collecting data on lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations (number)
Year: 2014
2020 Target = 12 Increase desired
At baseline, 6 data systems used to monitor Healthy People 2020 collect data on (or for) lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations in 2008. The target is 12 data systems, based on a target-setting method of Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws..
Data Source: Healthy People 2020 Database (DATA2020), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
AHS-5.1 Persons with a source of ongoing care (percent, all ages)
By Sexual orientation
Year: 2015
2020 Target = 95.0 Increase desired
At baseline, 86.4 percent of persons of all ages had a specific source of ongoing care in 2008. The target is 95.0 percent, based on a target-setting method of 10 percent improvement.
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
C-15 Women receiving a Pap test within past 3 years (age-adjusted, percent, 21–65 years)
By Sexual orientation
Year: 2015
2020 Target = 93.0 Increase desired
At baseline, 84.5 percent of females aged 21 to 65 years received a cervical cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines in 2008 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population). The target is 93.0 percent, based on a target-setting method of 10 percent improvement.
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.
TU-1.1 Adult cigarette smoking (age adjusted, percent, 18+ years)
By Sexual orientation LHI
Year: 2015
2020 Target = 12.0 Decrease desired
At baseline, 20.6 percent of adults aged 18 years and over were current cigarette smokers in 2008 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population). The target is 12.0 percent, based on a target-setting method of Retention of Healthy People 2010 target.
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Note: Further information about the data used to track this objective is available on the Data Details page. Additional footnotes may apply to the objective data and to the population subgroups, if any, that appear in this National Snapshot.

National Snapshots Help

HEALTHY PEOPLE 2020 NATIONAL SNAPSHOTS

A User's Guide

  1. National snapshots provide a visual display of progress for selected objectives in each Healthy People 2020 Topic Area, whenever data are available.

  2. The snapshot heading describes the snapshot theme, the population to which the snapshot applies (when needed for clarification), and the data year(s). The snapshot heading is not meant to capture the full scientific scope of the objective(s) that is (are) displayed. The user can find complete technical information about the objective(s) in the Data Details.

  3. The snapshot visual display is generally one of three types: a line graph, a bar chart, or a map. 

  4. The snapshot notes and footnotes indicate any technical information about the data that the user needs to correctly interpret the visual display, together with any key data limitations (when applicable). Although the snapshots are intended to be standalone, the user should consult the objective(s) Data Details for the full range of methodology issues that may impact interpretation.

  5. The snapshot source(s) indicate the data source(s) used to create the visual display.

  6. Age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

  7. Education and income are the primary measures of socioeconomic status in Healthy People 2020. Unless otherwise noted, income is defined as a family’s income before taxes; thus, the terms “income” and “family income” are used interchangeably in the snapshots.

  8. To facilitate comparisons among groups and over time, while adjusting for family size and for inflation, Healthy People 2020 categorizes family income using the Poverty Threshold (PT), sometimes also referred to as the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), developed by the Census Bureau. Unless otherwise overridden by considerations specific to the data system, the five categories of family income primarily used are: 

    1. Below the PT (i.e., less than 100% of the PT) 

    2. At 100%–199% of the PT 

    3. At 200%–399% of the PT 

    4. At 400%–599% of the PT 

    5. At or above 600% of the PT.

  9. A snapshot narrative paragraph highlights some key features of the visual display. The narrative text is not meant to provide an exhaustive analysis of the data displayed. For a more in-depth analysis, the user should refer to the applicable data table(s) and objective(s) Data Details.

  10. The user should keep in mind the following: 

    1. When two rates or proportions are highlighted for comparison (and measures of variability are available), the user may interpret the highlighted difference to be statistically significant at the 0.05 level, unless otherwise stated.

    2. Only selected differences are highlighted in the narrative text. Differences visible in the visual data display but not highlighted in the text still may well be statistically significant.

Revised: Monday, August 25, 2014