NWS-6.2 Increase the proportion of physician office visits made by adult patients who are obese that include counseling or education related to weight reduction, nutrition, or physical activity

National Data Source
National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
28.9 (2007)
Target
31.8
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of visits by ambulatory patients aged 20 years and over to non-Federal physicians in office-based practice who are obese with a BMI of 30 or higher, in which health education related to weight reduction, nutrition, or physical activity was ordered or provided
Denominator
Number of visits by ambulatory patients aged 20 years and over to non-Federal physicians in office-based practice who are obese with a BMI of 30 or higher
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

[NUMERATOR:]

[Question 8:] Health Education

Was any health education ordered or provided at this visit? (Under subheading a check box is provided for "weight reduction", "diet/nutrition," and "exercise.")

[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

[Question 6:] Vital signs

  1. Height:_______________
  2. Weight:_______________

BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. Obesity is defined as a BMI of 30.0 or greater.

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Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable

Comments

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 20-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Sex: 20-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 20-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Geographic Location: 20-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Health Insurance Status: 20-44, 45-64