Increase the proportion of adults with smell or taste disorders who discuss the problem with a provider — HOSCD‑12 Data Methodology and Measurement

About the National Data

Data

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

Target: 26.2 percent

Numerator
Number of adults aged 40 years and over who report a problem with their sense of smell or sense of taste and who have ever discussed the problem with their ability to taste or smell with a health care provider.
Denominator
Number of adults, aged 40 years and over, who report a problem with their sense of smell or sense of taste.
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 the target is statistically significant and represents notable improvement in the health care of smell and taste disorders. These disorders are often overlooked due to other chronic conditions, especially among older adults, including polypharmacy (multiple drug prescriptions for other conditions/illnesses), cancer treatments, etc.

Methodology

Methodology notes

A health care provider, as defined in NHANES Interviewer Instructions, includes: doctors, dentists, dietitians, and nutritionists.

History

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