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AOCBC-10 Data Details

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AOCBC-10 Reduce the proportion of adults with osteoporosis

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
No
Measure: 
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year): 
5.9 (2005–08)
Target: 
5.3
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of adults aged 50 years and over with a femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD) value ≤ 0.56 gm/cm2

Denominator: 

Number of adults aged 50 years and over

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    Bone mineral densities are determined from measurements made as part of the NHANES battery of examinations. The choice of a femoral BMD of 0.56 or less is the measure 2.5 or more standard deviations below the reference mean for young adults aged 20 - 29 years.

    Age Adjustment Notes: 

    This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

    • Total: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Sex: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Race/Ethnicity: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Educational Attainment: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Family Income (percent poverty threshold): 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Country of Birth: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Disability Status: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Health Insurance Status: 50-59, 60-64
    • Marital Status: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Veteran Status: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Obesity Status: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

References

Additional resources about the objective

  1. Looker, A.C.; Orwoll, E.S.; Johnston; C.C.; et al. Prevalence and low femoral bone density in older U.S. adults from NHANES III. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 12:1761-8, 1997.
  2. World Health Organization (WHO). Assessment of Fracture Risk and Its Application to Screening for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis. Technical Report Series No. 843. Geneva, Switzerland: WHO, 1994.