About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 56.9 percent of children and adolescents aged 3 to 17 years with communication disorders of voice, speech, or language saw a health care specialist for evaluation or treatment in the past 12 months in 2012

Target: 63.4 percent

Numerator
Number of children and adolescents aged 3 to 17 years with voice, speech, or language problems who have seen a health care provider for evaluation or treatment in the past 12 months.
Denominator
Number of children and adolescents aged 3 to 17 years with voice, speech, or language problems in the past 12 months.
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.

History

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