Increase the proportion of adults with subjective cognitive decline who have discussed their symptoms with a provider — DIA‑03 Data Methodology and Measurement

About the National Data


Baseline: 45.4 percent of adults aged 45 years and over who reported confusion or memory loss that was happening more often or getting worse in the past year reported talking to a health care professional about these issues in 2015-16

Target: 50.4 percent

Number of adults aged 45 years and over with SCD who have discussed their confusion or memory loss with a health care professional.
Number of adults aged 45 years and over with SCD.
Target-setting method
Percentage point improvement
Target-setting method details
Percentage point improvement from the baseline using Cohen's h effect size of 0.10.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available for this objective. A percentage point improvement was calculated using Cohen's h effect size of 0.1. This method was used because it was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline and the Healthy People 2030 Workgroup Subject Matter Experts viewed the target as ambitious yet achievable.


Methodology notes

Likert scale responses of Always/Usually/Sometimes are grouped together as a positive response. Responses of Rarely and Never are grouped together as negative response.

1. Effect size h=0.1 was chosen to correspond with 10% improvement from a baseline of 50%.