About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 0.33 percent of persons aged 12 years and over reported heroin use in the past 12 months in 2017

Target: 0.33 percent

Numerator
Number of persons aged 12 years and over reporting heroin use in the past 12 months.
Denominator
Number of persons aged 12 years and over.
Target-setting method

Maintain the baseline

Target-setting method details
N/A
Target-setting method justification
This method was used because the trend was moving away from the desired direction. Maintaining the baseline is the desired target because the trend was stable and the Healthy People 2030 Workgroup Subject Matter Experts did not expect a decline.