About DATA 2010
Healthy People 2010 contains 467 objectives that identify specific measures to monitor health in the first decade of the 21st Century. Each objective includes a statement of intent, a baseline value for the measure to be tracked, and a target to be achieved by the year 2010. Objectives may include more than one measure. Each measure is shown separately in the database. Data for the population-based objectives may be presented separately for select populations, such as racial, gender, educational attainment, or income groups. The objectives are organized into 28 focus areas, each representing an important public health area.
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Objectives are listed by number, e.g., 01-05 or 27-13, where the first number refers to the focus area and the second refers to the sequential order of the objective within the focus area. Some objectives include several measures, or sub-objectives. These sub-objectives are denoted with a lowercase letter following the objective number, e.g., 27-05a, 27-05b, etc.
National data are available for all of the measurable objectives. State data are available for a subset of the measurable objectives. Socio-demographic data tabulated separately by race, Hispanic origin, gender, education or income, and selected other populations are available for all population-based objectives.
If data are not presented in a specific data cell, one of four entries is shown. DNA indicates that data have been collected but have not yet been analyzed. DNC indicates that data are not collected by the data system used to monitor the objective. DSU indicates that data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality and therefore data are suppressed. NA indicates that the table entry is not applicable for the objective. Any notes about data issues will appear at the end of the table. Following the data issues, the data sources for each of the objectives are listed by objective number.
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Existing Spreadsheets and Technical Information
Selecting 'Objective Operational definitions by Focus Area' will provide a list of operational definitions for each Healthy People 2010 measure. Age adjustment groups for Healthy People age-adjusted measures and ICD 10 codes for cause-specific Healthy People mortality objectives are delineated with great detail in DATA2010. Published data spreadsheets are also available for the Healthy People 2010 Focus Areas, Steps to a HealthierUS measures, and Leading Health Indicators. Additional information about each function is available in DATA2010 by selecting the More Info link adjacent to the field of interest.
This page last reviewed
January 11, 2007