About the National Data
Data Source: Medical Expenditure Panel (MEPS), AHRQ
Baseline: 26.6 percent of adults aged 18 years and over reported that a health care provider asked them to describe how they will follow instructions in 2017
Target: 32.2 percent
The Household Component (HC) of MEPS is a subsample of households drawn from households that participated in the prior year's National Health Interview Survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics. Data for this measure are collected from the MEPS Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ), which is requested from adult household members.
1. Because Healthy People 2030 objectives have a desired direction (e.g., increase or decrease), the confidence level of a one-sided prediction interval can be used as an indication of how likely a target will be to achieve based on the historical data and fitted trend.