Increase the proportion of adults with dizziness or balance problems who have been referred to a specialist — HOSCD‑11 Data Methodology and Measurement

About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 70.7 percent of adults aged 18 years and over with moderate to severe balance or dizziness problems had seen a health care specialist in 2016

Target: 76.7 percent

Numerator
Number of adults aged 18 years and over for whom balance and dizziness is a moderate to severe problem who have seen a health care specialist.
Denominator
Number of adults aged 18 years and over for whom balance and dizziness is a moderate to severe problem.
Target-setting method

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 not available for this objective. 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 it was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline and the Healthy People 2030 Workgroup Subject Matter Experts expected the data to be difficult to change.

Methodology

Methodology notes

The denominator includes adults who responded "yes" to having a balance or dizziness problem in the past 12 months and who said it was a moderate, big, or very big problem. The numerator is comprised of adults who (i) responded "yes" to having a balance or dizziness problem in the past 12 months; (ii) who said it was a moderate, big, or very big problem; and (iii) who also responded "yes" to having been referred to or seen a health care professional in one of the listed specialties.

History

Comparable HP2020 objective
Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from Healthy People 2020 with no change in measurement.