This objective was the focus of Healthy Vision Month 2005
28-10a. Increase the use of vision rehabilitation services by people with visual impairments.
28-10b. Increase the use of adaptive devices by people with visual impairments.
Data Source 28-10a
Baseline: 14.1 per 1,000 persons 18 years and over who are visually impaired.
Target: 15.5 per 1,000 persons 18 years and over who are visually impaired.
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.
|People 18 years and over||Rate per 1000|
|Race and ethnicity|
|American Indian or Alaska Native only||DSU|
|Asian or Pacific Islander only||DNA|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander only||DSU|
|Black or African American only||DSU|
|2 or more races||DSU|
|American Indian or Alaska Native; White||DSU|
|Black or African American; White||DSU|
|Hispanic or Latino||DSU|
|Non Hispanic or Latino||12.6|
|Black or African American only, not Hisp/Latino||DSU|
|White only, not Hispanic or Latino||12.1|
|Under 12 years||DSU|
|13 years and over||15.0|
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: 28-10a|
|28-10a.||Increase the use of rehabilitation services by persons with visual impairments.|
|National Data Source||National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC, NCHS.|
|State Data Source||Not identified.|
|Healthy People 2000 Objective||Not applicable.|
|Measure||Rate per 1,000 population (Age adjusted - see Comments).|
|Numerator||Number of adults 18 years and over who report they have trouble seeing and use any visionrehabilitation services.|
|Denominator||Number of adults 18 years and over who report they have trouble seeing.|
|Population Targeted||U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population.|
|Questions Used To Obtain the National Data||From the 2002 National Health Interview Survey:
> Do you have any trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses?
> Do you use any vision rehabilitation services, such as job training, counseling, or training in daily living skills and mobility?
|Comments||Persons who respond "yes" to having trouble seeing and to using any vision rehabilitationservice meet the criteria for the objective.
Data (except those by education status) are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population using the age groups 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, and 65 years and over. Data by education status are adjusted using the age groups 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, and 65 years and over. Age-adjusted rates are weighted sums of age-specific rates. For a discussion on age adjustment, see Part A, section 5.
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.