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HDS-17.2 Data Details

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HDS-17.2 Increase the proportion of adults aged 20 years and older who are aware of the early warning symptoms and signs of a stroke

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): 
53.9 (2009)
Target: 
59.3
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

Denominator: 

Number of persons aged 20 years and over

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

    Persons are considered to be aware of the early warning symptoms and signs of a stroke if they respond “yes” to all of the questions listed in the NUMERATOR section. Persons are considered to be unaware of the early warning symptoms and signs of a stroke if they respond “no” or “don’t know” to any of the questions listed above in the NUMERATOR section.

    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.