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NWS-6.3 Data Details

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NWS-6.3 Increase the proportion of physician visits made by all child or adult patients that include counseling about nutrition or diet

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): 
7.9 (2012)
Target: 
15.2
Target-Setting Method: 
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Numerator: 

Number of visits by ambulatory patients of all ages to non-Federal physicians in office-based practice in which diet and nutrition counseling or education was ordered or provided

Denominator: 

Number of visits by ambulatory patients of all ages to non-Federal physicians in office-based practice

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 "diet/nutrition.")

Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
    Age Adjustment Notes: 

    This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

    • Total: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
    • Sex: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
    • Race/Ethnicity: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
    • Geographic Location: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
    • Health Insurance Status: 0-17, 18-44, 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 12.2 to 7.9. The target remains the same due to the target-setting method.