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HDS-6 Data Details

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HDS-6 Increase the proportion of adults who have had their blood cholesterol checked within the preceding 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 Interview Survey
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year): 
74.6 (2008)
Target: 
82.1
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of persons aged 18 years and over who have had their cholesterol checked within 5 years

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 cholesterol 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 cholesterol check.

    1. None
    2. Day(s)
    3. Week(s)
    4. Month(s)
    5. Year(s)
    6. Refused
    7. Don’t know
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    An adult was considered to have had their cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 years if they responded that it had been 1-94 days, 1-94 weeks, 1-60 months, or 1-5 years since they had their blood cholesterol checked by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional based on the questions 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 baseline data were revised due to a revision in a programming error. The display value for the total line did not change so the target remained the same. Some baseline estimates for population subgroups were revised.