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ENT-VSL-4.1 Data Details

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ENT-VSL-4.1 Increase the proportion of adults aged 20 to 69 years who have had a hearing examination in the past 5 years

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: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year): 
21.3 (2011–12)
Target: 
23.4
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of persons aged 20 to 69 years who have had a hearing examination within the past 5 years

Denominator: 

Number of persons aged 20 to 69 years

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2011-12 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    When was the last time you had your hearing tested by a hearing specialist?

    1. Less than 1 year ago
    2. 1 year to 4 years ago
    3. 5 to 9 years ago
    4. 10 or more years ago
    5. Never
    6. Refused
    7. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    The numerator for this measure is estimated by all adults who responded “yes” to having their hearing tested “less than 1 year ago” or “1 year to 4 years ago.”

    Age Adjustment Notes: 

    This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

    • Total: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69
    • Sex: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69
    • Race/Ethnicity: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69
    • Educational Attainment: 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69
    • Family Income (percent poverty threshold): 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69
    • Country of Birth: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69
    • Disability Status: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69
    • Health Insurance Status: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-64
    • Marital Status: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69
    • Veteran Status: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
In 2015 the objective has been revised due to changes in the 2011-12 NHANES survey question. The 2003-04 baseline of 28.6% was replaced with 21.3% (2011-12), the target was adjusted from 31.5% to 23.4% to reflect the revised baseline using the original target setting method.