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HDS-4 Data Details

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HDS-4 Increase the proportion of adults who have had their blood pressure measured within the preceding 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high

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): 
90.6 (2008)
Target: 
92.6
Target-Setting Method: 
2 percentage point improvement
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
Current estimates indicate most adults who have had their blood pressure checked within the past 2 years can state their blood pressure level (low, normal, borderline, or high). The baseline value is more than 90 percent and near the maximum achievement level. A 2-percentage point improvement, which is statistically significant, is proposed.
Numerator: 

Number of persons aged 18 years and over who had their blood pressure measured within the preceding 2 years and can state level

Denominator: 

Number of persons aged 18 years and over

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

    From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey Heart Disease Supplement:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    About how long has it been since you had your blood pressure checked by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional?

    1. Never
    2. 1-94
    3. 95 or more
    4. Refused
    5. Don’t know

    Enter time period for time since last blood pressure check.

    1. Day(s)
    2. Week(s)
    3. Month(s)
    4. Year(s)
    5. Refused
    6. Don’t know

    At that time, were you told that your blood pressure was high, normal, or low?

    1. Not told
    2. High
    3. Normal
    4. Low
    5. Borderline
    6. Refused
    7. Don’t know
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    An adult was considered to have had their blood pressure measured within the preceding 2 years if they responded that it had been 1-94 days, 1-94 weeks, 1-24 months, or 1-2 years since they had their blood pressure checked by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional based on the first two questions in the NUMERATOR section. They were considered to be able to state their blood pressure level if they responded high, low, normal, or borderline (categories 2-5) to the third question in the NUMERATOR section.

    Age Adjustment Notes: 

    This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

    • Total: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Sex: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Race/Ethnicity: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Educational Attainment: 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Family Income (percent poverty threshold): 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Family Type: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Country of Birth: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Disability Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Geographic Location: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Health Insurance Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64
    • Sexual Orientation: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Marital Status: 18-24, 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: 
In 2012, the original baseline was revised from 92.9 to 90.6 due to a revision in a programming error. The target was adjusted from 94.9 to 92.6 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.