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RD-7.6 Data Details

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RD-7.6 Increase the proportion of persons with current asthma who have had at least one routine follow-up visit in the past 12 months according to National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines

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): 
57.2 (2013)
Target: 
60.4
Target-Setting Method: 
Minimal statistical significance
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
The target value of 60.4% represents the smallest change that will result in a statistically meaningful improvement over the baseline value and would yield a realistic, probably attainable target value.
Numerator: 

Number of persons who report current asthma who report having at least one routine medical follow-up visit in the past 12 months

Denominator: 

Number of persons who report current asthma

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

    From the 2013 National Health Interview Survey Asthma Supplement:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    For persons under age 18 years:

    During the past 12 months, how many times did [PERSON] see a doctor or other health professional for a routine checkup for [PERSON’s] asthma? Please do not include emergency room visits, visits to urgent care centers, or other visits for acute care for an asthma episode or attack.

    1. 0 times
    2. 1-365 times
    3. Refused
    4. Don’t know

    For persons aged 18 years and over:

    During the past 12 months, how many times did you see a doctor or other health professional for a routine checkup for your asthma? Please do not include emergency room visits, visits to urgent care centers, or other visits for acute care for an asthma episode or attack.

    1. 0 times
    2. 1-365 times
    3. Refused
    4. Don’t know

    [NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

    For persons under age 18 years:

    Has a doctor or other health professional EVER told you that [PERSON] had asthma?

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Refused
    4. Don’t know

    Does [PERSON] still have asthma?

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Refused
    4. Don’t know

    For persons aged 18 years and over:

    Have you EVER been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had asthma?

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Refused
    4. Don’t know

    Do you still have asthma?

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Refused
    4. Don’t know
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    Persons are classified as having at least one routine medical follow-up visit in the past 12 months if they responded “1-365 times” to the question listed under Numerator.

    To maintain consistency with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), the case definition for asthma is based on ‘current’ asthma (yes to ‘ever asthma’ and yes to ‘still asthma’).

    Age Adjustment Notes: 

    This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

    • Total: <18, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
    • Sex: <18, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
    • Race/Ethnicity: <18, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
    • Educational Attainment: 25-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
    • Family Income (percent poverty threshold): <18, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
    • Family Type: <18, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
    • Country of Birth: <18, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
    • Disability Status: 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
    • Geographic Location: <18, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
    • Health Insurance Status: <18, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64
    • Sexual Orientation: 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
    • Marital Status: 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+

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 2015, this objective became measurable.