About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of visits to hospital-based ambulatory care settings by persons aged 18 years and over at which patient is classified as either not a current tobacco user or as a current tobacco user
Number of visits to hospital-based ambulatory care settings by persons aged 18 years and over
“Tobacco use” is identified as a sub-heading of “Patient Information” on the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, Outpatient Department Patient Record Form. Tobacco use can be classified as not current, current, or unknown.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
Additional resources about the objective
- Ambulatory Health Care Data: NHAMCS Scope and Sample Design. National Center for Health Statistics.