Reduce vision loss from age-related macular degeneration — V‑07 Data Methodology and Measurement

About the National Data


Baseline: 15.6 per 1,000 adults aged 45 years and over had visual impairment due to AMD in 2017

Target: 12.5 per 1,000

Number of adults aged 45 years and over with macular degeneration who have lost vision because of macular degeneration.
Number of adults aged 45 years and over.
Target-setting method
Percent improvement
Target-setting method details
20 percent improvement from the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were evaluated for this objective, but it was not possible to project a target because of data variability and limited data points. A 20 percent improvement from the baseline was used to calculate a target. This method was used because it was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline. A combination of early detection tools, dietary supplements to slow progression, and new therapies may increase the likelihood of achieving this ambitious target.


Methodology notes

Persons who responded "yes" to the two Numerator questions met the (self-reporting) criteria for this objective.


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