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PA-11.2 Data Details

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PA-11.2 Increase the proportion of physician visits made by all child and adult patients that include counseling about exercise

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: 
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year): 
5.3 (2012)
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement

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


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:


    Health education: Mark (X) all ordered or provided at this visit.

    1. None
    2. Asthma education
    3. Diet/Nutrition
    4. Exercise
    5. Growth/Development
    6. Injury prevention
    7. Stress management
    8. Tobacco use/exposure
    9. Weight reduction
    10. Other
Data Collection Frequency: 
Methodology Notes: 

    Because certain questions in the NAMCS are rotated, updated estimates may be available on a periodic rather than an annual basis.

    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 basline was reset from 2007 to 2012 due to a methodological change in the data source. The baseline value was revised from 7.9 to 5.3 and the target was revised from 8.7 to 5.8 using the original target setting method.