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NWS-6.2 Data Details

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NWS-6.2 Increase the proportion of physician office visits made by adult patients who are obese that include counseling or education related to weight reduction, nutrition, or physical activity

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year): 
14.2 (2012)
Target: 
15.6
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of visits by ambulatory patients aged 20 years and over to non-Federal physicians in office-based practice who are obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, in which health education related to weight reduction, nutrition, or physical activity was ordered or provided

Denominator: 

Number of visits by ambulatory patients aged 20 years and over to non-Federal physicians in office-based practice who are obese with a BMI of 30 or higher

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

    From the 2007 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey patient record:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    Was any health education ordered or provided at this visit? (A check box is provided for "weight reduction", "diet/nutrition," and "exercise.")

    [NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

    1. Height:_______________
    2. Weight:_______________

    .

Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

    BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. Obesity is defined as a BMI of 30.0 or greater.

    Age Adjustment Notes: 

    This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

    • Total: 20-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Sex: 20-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Race/Ethnicity: 20-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Geographic Location: 20-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Health Insurance Status: 20-44, 45-64

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 2019, the baseline was reset from 2007 to 2012 due to a methodological change in the data source. The baseline was revised from 28.9 to 14.2. The target was proportionally adjusted from 31.8 to 15.6 using the original target-setting method.