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 Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, Outpatient Department Patient Record Form. Tobacco use can be classified as not current, current, or unknown.
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 was revised in 2011. At launch, visits by persons aged 12 years and over were measured; this was revised to visits by 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, the original baseline was revised from 60.3% to 60.2%. The target was adjusted from 66.3% to 66.2% to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.
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