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OA-2.1 Data Details

OA-2.1 Increase the proportion of males aged 65 years and older who are up to date on a core set of clinical preventive services

About the Data

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

National Data Source
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office (CDC/PHSIPO)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
46.3 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of men aged 65 and older reporting flu shot in past year, PPV ever and either a colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy in 10 years or FOBT in past year
Number of men aged 65 years and over
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Caveats and Limitations
The Behavioral Risk Ffactor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is conducted independently by each state and therefore methodologies may vary. Pooled national estimates may not take into account these differences and so may differ from estimates obtained using data sources that use methodologies designed to produce national estimates.


Additional resources about the objective.

  1. 2008 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Questionnaire, available at:
  2. CDC, The State of Aging and Health in America 2007. New on-line interactive version available at: