About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 48.0 per 1,000 children under 17 years had 3 or more ear infections in the past 12 months in 2018

Target: 43.2 per 1,000 children

Numerator
Number of children under 17 years, who have had 3 or more ear infections in the past 12 months.
Denominator
Number of children under 17 years.
Target-setting method

Percent improvement

Target-setting method details
10 percent improvement from the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available for this objective. A 10 percent improvement from the baseline was used to calculate a target. This method was used because past data showed a gradual decline in frequent ear infections in American children.

History

Comparable HP2020 objective
Modified, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 but underwent a change in measurement.
Changes between HP2020 and HP2030
This objective differs from Healthy People 2020 objective ENT-VSL-2 in that objective ENT-VSL-2 used data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) to track visits with a diagnosis of otitis media (ICD-9-CM codes 3810-3815, 382) among persons under age 18 years, while this objective uses data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) to track persons under age 17 who had 3 or more ear infections (based on the NHIS survey questions) in the last 12 months.