Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
“Tobacco use” is identified as a sub-heading of “Patient Information” on the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, Patient Record Form. Tobacco use can be classified as not current, current, or unknown.
“Health Education” is a heading on the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, Patient Record Form. Tobacco counseling is identified as whether health education was ordered or provided for tobacco use/exposure.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
The measure for the objective has been revised. At launch, visits for persons aged 12 years and over were measured; this was revised to visits for persons aged 18 years and over. The rationale for this revision was based on the 2003 US Preventive Task Force conclusion that there was insufficient evidence to recommend for or against the routine screening for tobacco use or interventions to prevent and treat tobacco use and dependence among children or adolescents. As a result of this change,in 2011 the original baseline was revised from 19.3% to 19.2%. The target was adjusted from 21.2% to 21.1% to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.
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