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HDS-17.1 Data Details

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HDS-17.1 Increase the proportion of adults aged 20 years and older who are aware of the early warning symptoms and signs of a stroke and the importance of accessing rapid emergency care by calling 9–1–1 or another emergency number

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
National Health Interview Survey
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year): 
51.3 (2009)
Target: 
56.4
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of persons aged 20 years and over who were aware of the early warning symptoms and signs of a stroke and the importance of accessing rapid emergency care by calling 9-1-1 or another emergency number

Denominator: 

Number of persons aged 20 years and over

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2009 National Health Interview Survey Stroke Supplement:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    Which of the following would you say are the symptoms that someone may be having a stroke?

    Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side.

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Refused
    4. Don't know

    Sudden confusion or trouble speaking.

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Refused
    4. Don't know

    Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Refused
    4. Don't know

    Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance.

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Refused
    4. Don't know

    Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Refused
    4. Don't know

    If you thought someone was having a stroke, what is the BEST thing to do right away?

    1. Advise them to drive to the hospital
    2. Advise them to call their physician
    3. Call 9-1-1 (or another emergency number)
    4. Call spouse or family member
    5. Other
    6. Refused
    7. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    Persons are considered to be aware of the early warning symptoms and signs of a stroke and the importance of calling 9-1-1 if they respond “yes” to all of the symptom questions listed in the NUMERATOR section and indicate that the best thing to do is call 9-1-1 (or another emergency number).

    Persons are considered to be unaware of the early warning symptoms and signs of a stroke and the importance of calling 9-1-1 if they respond “no” or “don’t know” to any of the symptom questions listed above in the NUMERATOR section or indicate that the best thing to do is advise them to drive to the hospital, advise them to call their physician, call spouse or family member, other, or don’t know.

    Age Adjustment Notes: 

    This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

    • Total: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Sex: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Race/Ethnicity: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Educational Attainment: 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Family Income (percent poverty threshold): 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Family Type: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Country of Birth: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Disability Status: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Geographic Location: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Health Insurance Status: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64
    • Sexual Orientation: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Marital Status: 20-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+

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: 
The objective was moved from developmental to measurable May 16, 2012.