About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 33.0 per 1,000 adults aged 18 years and over with diabetes had visual impairment due to diabetic retinopathy in 2017 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 16.5 per 1,000 adults

Numerator
Number of adults aged 18 years and over with diabetic retinopathy, who have lost vision because of diabetic retinopathy.
Denominator
Number of adults aged 18 years and over with diagnosed diabetes.
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 evaluated for this objective, but it was not possible to project a target because the projections were not statistically significant improvements from the baseline. 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. The Healthy People 2030 Workgroup Subject Matter Experts viewed this as an ambitious yet achievable target.

History

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