AHS-5.3 Increase the proportion of adults aged 18 to 64 years who have a specific source of ongoing care

National Data Source
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
81.3 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of persons aged 18 to 64 years who report having a specific source of primary care
Number of persons aged 18 to 64 years
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:


Is there a place that you usually go to when you are sick or need advice about your health?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What kind of place is it?

  1. Clinic or health center
  2. Doctor's office or HMO
  3. Hospital emergency room
  4. Hospital outpatient department
  5. Some other place
  6. Doesn't go to one place most often
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective


Methodology Notes

A specific source of primary care includes responses (1), (2), (4), (5), and (6) listed above.