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FS-3.3 Data Details

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FS-3.3 Prevent an increase in the proportion of nontyphoidal Salmonella isolates from humans that are resistant to gentamicin

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System for Enteric Bacteria
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
1.9 (2006–08)
Target-Setting Method: 
Maintain the baseline value.
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
Antimicrobial use in humans and food animals provides selective pressure that favors resistant bacteria. Preventing an increase in resistance to gentamicin is vital to preserving the efficacy of this agent. The target represents part of an effort to address increasing resistance to antimicrobial drugs.

Number of non-typhoidal Salmonella isolates that are resistant to gentamicin


Number of non- typhoidal Salmonella isolates tested for resistance to gentamicin

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

    The primary objectives of NARMS are to:

    1. Monitor trends in antimicrobial resistance among foodborne bacteria from humans, retail meats, and animals
    2. Disseminate timely information on antimicrobial resistance to promote interventions that reduce resistance among foodborne bacteria
    3. Conduct research to better understand the emergence, persistence, and spread of antimicrobial resistance
    4. Assist the FDA in making decisions related to the approval of safe and effective antimicrobial drugs for animals

    In 1996, surveillance for Salmonella in NARMS began in 14 sites. Since 2003, all 50 states have been participating, which represent a population of approximately 321 million (US Census Bureau, 2015). Participating sites forward every Salmonella serotypes Typhi and Paratyphi A, every twentieth non-typhoidal Salmonella, every twentieth Shigella, and every twentieth E. coli O157 isolates received at their public health laboratories to NARMS at CDC for susceptibility testing.

    Susceptibility testing involves determination of minimum inhibitory concentrations for antimicrobial agents, including: ampicillin, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, azithromycin, cefoxitin, ceftriaxone, chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin, gentamicin, nalidixic acid, streptomycin, sulfisoxazole, tetracycline, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Resistance in non-typhoidal Salmonella is used for this objective. Non-typhoidal Salmonella excludes the following typhoidal Salmonella serotypes: Typhi, Paratyphi A, Paratyphi B (i.e., tartrate negative isolates), and Paratyphi C. Tartrate positive Salmonella serotype Paratyphi B isolates are referred to as Salmonella serotype Paratyphi B var. L(+) tartrate+ and are not typically associated with typhoidal disease.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020: 
The word “species” was omitted to reflect current Salmonella nomenclature. Typhoidal isolates are not included in the Healthy People 2020 objective because they are usually associated with international travel.

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: 
Due to a change in methodology for data presentation, the original baseline was revised from 2.0 (2006-08) to 1.9 (2006-08). The target was adjusted from 2.0 to 1.9 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.


Additional resources about the objective

  1. National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System

  2. National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System for Enteric Bacteria