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AH-3.1 Data Details

AH-3.1 Increase the proportion of adolescents who have an adult in their lives with whom they can talk about serious problems

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
75.6 (2008)
Target
83.3
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Adolescents aged 12 – 17 who have an adult in their lives with whom they can talk about serious problems
Denominator
Adolescents aged 12 -17
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

Based on the question: If you wanted to talk to someone about a serious problem, which of the following people would you turn to? 1 There is nobody I can talk to about serious problems; 2 My mother or father or guardian; 3 My boyfriend or girlfriend; 4 Some other adult; 5 Some other person or persons.

Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

Adolescents aged 12-17 are considered to have an adult in their life with whom they can talk about serious problems if they responded either (2) My mother or father or guardian or (4) Some other adult.