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ENT-VSL-4.2 Data Details

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ENT-VSL-4.2 Increase the proportion of adults aged 70 years and older 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
Baseline (Year): 
40.6 (2003–06)
Target: 
44.7
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of persons aged 70 years and over who have had a hearing examination within the past 5 years

Denominator: 

Number of persons aged 70 years and over

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

    From the 2003-04 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    About how long has it been since you last had your hearing tested?

    1. Less than 1 year ago
    2. 1 year to 4 years ago
    3. More than 4 years ago
    4. Never
    5. Refused
    6. 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.”

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 2017, the original target was revised from 42.4% to 44.7% due to target recalculation based on 10% improvement target setting method.