About the National Data
Data source: Medical Expenditure Panel (MEPS), AHRQ
Baseline: 4.6 percent of persons were unable to obtain or delayed in obtaining necessary dental care in 2017
Target: 4.1 percent
Number of persons who report not being able to obtain or having delay in obtaining needed dental care.
Number of persons.
Minimal statistical significance
Target-setting method details
Minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were evaluated for this objective but it was not possible to project a target because the trend line was flat. The standard error was used to calculate a target based on minimal statistical significance assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline. This method was used because there was little sustainable improvement over the decade.
Comparable HP2020 objective
Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 with no change in measurement.