About the National Data
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Baseline: 58.8 percent of adults aged 18 years and over had a dilated eye examination within the past 2 years, as reported in 2017
Target: 61.1 percent
Among adults, the appropriate time interval for getting a dilated eye exam is generally considered to be within the past 2 years. Adults who respond "less than 1 month," "1 to 12 months," or "13 to 24 months" to the above question are considered to be getting a dilated eye exam within the appropriate time interval. Among persons with diabetes, the appropriate time interval is 1 year. Adults with diabetes who respond "less than 1 month" or "1-12 months" to the question are getting a dilated eye exam at the appropriate interval.
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.