Increase the proportion of adults with sleep apnea symptoms who get evaluated by a health care provider — SH‑02 Data Methodology and Measurement

About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 33.1 percent of adults aged 20 years and over with symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea sought medical evaluation in 2015-16

Target: 37.1 percent

Numerator
Number of adults aged 20 years and over who report symptoms of sleep apnea and who have ever told a doctor that they have trouble sleeping.
Denominator
Number of adults aged 20 years and over who report symptoms of sleep apnea.
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.

Methodology

Methodology notes

Persons were considered to have symptoms of sleep apnea if they answered the questions listed under denominator as follows: (snoring 3 or more nights per week) OR (snort, gasp or stop breathing 3 or more nights per week) OR (feel excessively sleepy during the day almost always 16-30 times per month AND usually sleep 7 or more hours per night on weekdays or worknights).

History

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