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ENT-VSL-4.3 Data Details

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ENT-VSL-4.3 Increase the proportion of adolescents aged 12 to 19 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: 
No
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
79.3 (2005–06)
Target: 
87.2
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of persons aged 12 to 19 years who have had a hearing examination in the past 5 years

Denominator: 

Number of persons aged 12 to 19 years

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

    Question used from the 2005-2006 NHANES:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    When was the last time you had your hearing tested?

    1. Less than a year ago
    2. 1 year to 4 years ago
    3. 5 to 9 years ago
    4. Ten 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 adolescents aged 12 to 19 years who responded “yes” to having had their hearing tested “less than 1 year ago” or “1 year to 4 years ago”.