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Objective 28-9

Protective Eyewear

28-9a. Increase the use of personal protective eyewear in recreational activities and hazardous situations around the home among children 6-17 years.

28-9b. Increase the use of protective eyewear in recreational activities and hazardous situations around the home among adults 18 years and over.

Almost all eye injuries can be prevented. Many sports and recreation activities, including baseball, basketball, tennis, racquetball, and hockey, carry some risk of eye injury. Some injuries may go unnoticed because only one eye is involved. Activities at home, such as cooking and yard work, also may present eye injury risk.

Data Source 28-9a

Baseline: 15 percent of children aged 6 to 17.

Target: 20 percent of children aged 6 to 17.

Target setting method: Better than the best.

Data source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Operational definition: This is a valuable tool that allows individuals to set measurable Healthy Vision objectives for their own communities.

Use of protective eyewear among children ages 6-17 Percent of Children
(always or most of the time) 15%
Race and ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska Native only DSU
Asian or Pacific Islander only DNA
Asian only DSU
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander only DSU
Black or African American only 13%
White only 15%
2 or more races DSU
American Indian or Alaska Native; White DSU
Black or African American; White DSU
Hispanic or Latino 19%
Non Hispanic or Latino 14%
Black or African American only, not Hisp/Latino 13%
White only, not Hispanic or Latino 14%
Gender
Female 11%
Male 17%
Family income level
Poor 15%
Near poor 12%
Middle/high income 14%

Legend:
DNA = Data have not been analyzed.
DNC = Data for specific population are not collected.
DSU = Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.


Operational definition for objective: 28-9a
28-9a. Increase the use of personal protective eyewear in recreational activities and hazardous situations around the home among children 6-17 years.
National Data Source National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC, NCHS.
State Data Source Not identified.
Healthy People 2000 Objective Not applicable.
Measure Percent.
Baseline 15 (2002).
Numerator Number of children 6-17 years who wear eye protection always or most of the time when engaging in sports, hobbies, or other activitiesthat can cause eye injury.
Denominator Number of children 6-17 years who engage in sports, hobbies, or other activities that cancause eye injury.
Population Targeted U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population.
Questions Used To Obtain the National Data From the 2002 National Health Interview Survey:

> Does [child's name] participate in sports, hobbies, or other activities that can cause eye injury? This includes activities such as baseball, basketball, soccer, and mowing the lawn.

> [If yes] When doing these activities, on average, does [he/she] wear eye protection always, most of the time, some of the time, or none of the time?
Expected Periodicity Periodic.
Comments Children and adolescents for whom the responseis "yes" to the above two questions meet the criteriafor the objective.

For some measures, data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality and have been suppressed. Information on suppression of data for the major Healthy People 2010 data systems has been published in a Healthy People Statistical Note report (Klein, R.; Proctor, S.; Boudreault, M.; Turczyn, K. Healthy People 2010 Statistical Notes No. 24. 2002).

See Part C for a description of NHIS and Appendix A for focus area contact information. All referenced "Parts" and "Appendices" can be found in Tracking Healthy People 2010.


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