Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase the proportion of adults with smell or taste disorders who have ever seen a health care provider about their disorder

Baseline: 20.3 percent of adults aged 40 years and over with smell or taste disorders had ever seen a health care provider about their disorder in 2013-14 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 26.2 percent

Target Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance

Summary

Smell and taste disorders can have negative effects on health and quality of life. They can also signal serious health problems, so it’s important to identify these issues early. When diagnosed properly, some smell and taste disorders can be treated with medication, oral health care, surgery, or lifestyle changes like quitting smoking.