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Objective 28-10

Vision Rehabilitation

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
  14.1
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 DSU
White only 13.6
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
Gender
Female 14.0
Male DSU
Education level
Under 12 years DSU
12 years 21.8
13 years and over 15.0

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: 28-10a
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).
Baseline 14.1 (2002).
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?
Expected Periodicity Periodic.
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.


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