2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

Effectiveness of Care: Lifestyle Modification

Lifestyle Modification
Adult smokers with a checkup who received advice to quit smoking
Obese adults age 20 and over who were told by a doctor they were overweight
People ages 2-19 who were overweight and who were told by a health provider they were overweight
Obese adults who ever received advice from a health provider to exercise more
Obese adults who did not spend half an hour or more in moderate or vigorous physical activity at least three times a week
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider ever gave advice about the amount and kind of exercise, sports, or physically active hobbies they should pursue
Obese adults who ever received advice from a health provider about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider ever gave advice about healthy eating


 

Lifestyle Modification

Measure Title

Adult smokers with a checkup who received advice to quit smoking.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010.

National Tables

2_10_1_1.1_1 Adult current smokers with a checkup in the past year who received advice in the last 12 months to quit smoking, United States, 2002-2009

2_10_1_1.1_2a-d Adult current smokers with a checkup in the past year who received advice in the last 12 months to quit smoking, United States, 2009, by:

  1. Race.
  2. Ethnicity.
  3. Family income.
  4. Education.

2_10_1_1.2 Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months who sometimes or never got advice from provider to quit smoking, Medicaid, by State, 2010-2011

2_10_1_1.3 Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months who sometimes or never got advice from provider to quit smoking, Medicare managed care, by State, 2010-2011

2_10_1_1.4 Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months who sometimes or never got advice from provider to quit smoking, Medicare fee-for-service, by State, 2010-2011

2_10_1_1.5 Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months who sometimes or never got advice from provider to quit smoking, commercial plans, by State, 2010-2011

National Data Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends (CFACT), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).

National CAHPS® (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) Benchmarking Database (NCBD).

National Denominator

U.S. civilian adults who are current smokers and who had a routine checkup in the past 6 or 12 months, as appropriate.

National Numerator

Subset of the denominator who indicated they had received advice to quit smoking.

Comments

The allowable responses to MEPS question about smoking changed in 2003. Therefore, reported national rates may not be comparable with earlier years.

The National Table reports data from the MEPS Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ). Nonrespondents and "Don't Know" responses were excluded from the analysis.

See the MEPS entry in the NHQR and NHDR Data Sources appendix for more information.

Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

This measure is referred to as measure 1-3c in Healthy People 2010 documentation.

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Lifestyle Modification

Measure Title

Obese adults age 20 and over who were told by a doctor they were overweight.

Measure Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

National Table

2_10_1_2.1 Adults with obesity age 20 and over who were told by a doctor they were overweight, United States, 1999-2010

National Data Source

CDC, NCHS, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

National Denominator

People age 20 and over with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater.

National Numerator

Subset of the denominator who reported they were told by a doctor that they were overweight.

Comments

Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population, except where indicated. Total, race, ethnicity, gender, and family income are adjusted using three age groups: 20-44, 45-64, and 65 and over; education is adjusted using age groups 25-44, 45-64, and 65 and over.

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Lifestyle Modification

Measure Title

People ages 2-19 who were overweight and who were told by a health provider they were overweight.

Measure Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

National Tables

2_10_1_3.1 Obese children and teens ages 2-19 who were told by a doctor or health professional that they were obese, United States, 2001-2010

National Data Source

CDC, NCHS, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

National Denominator

People ages 2-19 with a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to the 95th percentile on the BMI-for-age, sex-specific 2000 CDC growth charts for the United States.

National Numerator

Subset of denominator who reported they were told by a doctor or health professional that they were overweight.

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Lifestyle Modification

Measure Title

Obese adults who ever received advice from a health provider to exercise more.

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends (CFACT), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).

National Tables

2_10_1_4.1 Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional to exercise more, United States, 2002-2009

2_10_1_4.2a-d Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional to exercise more, United States, 2009, by:

  1. Race.
  2. Ethnicity.
  3. Family income.
  4. Education.

National Data Source

AHRQ, CFACT, MEPS.

National Denominator

People age 18 and over with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater.

National Numerator

Subset of the denominator who reported they were given advice about exercise by a doctor or health professional.

Comments

BMI is based on reported height and weight. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using three age groups: 18-44, 45-64, and 65 and over.

Nonrespondents and "Don't Know" responses were excluded from the analysis.

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Lifestyle Modification

Measure Title

Obese adults who did not spend half an hour or more in moderate or vigorous physical activity at least three times a week.

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends (CFACT), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).

National Tables

2_10_1_5.1 Adults with obesity who did not spend half an hour or more in moderate or vigorous physical activity at least three times a week, United States, 2002-2009

2_10_1_5.2a-d Adults with obesity who did not spend half an hour or more in moderate or vigorous physical activity at least three times a week, United States, 2009, by:

  1. Race.
  2. Ethnicity.
  3. Family income.
  4. Education.

National Data Source

AHRQ, CFACT, MEPS.

National Denominator

People age 18 and over with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater.

National Numerator

Subset of the denominator who did not spend half an hour or more in moderate or vigorous physical activity at least three times a week.

Comments

BMI is based on reported height and weight. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using three age groups: 18-44, 45-64, and 65 and over.

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Lifestyle Modification

Measure Title

Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider ever gave advice about the amount and kind of exercise, sports, or physically active hobbies they should pursue.

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends (CFACT), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).

National Tables

2_10_1_6.1 Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about the amount and kind of exercise, sports, or physically active hobbies they should pursue, United States, 2002-2009

2_10_1_6.2a-c Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about the amount and kind of exercise, sports, or physically active hobbies they should pursue , United States, 2009, by:

  1. Race.
  2. Ethnicity.
  3. Family income.

National Data Source

AHRQ, CFACT, MEPS.

National Denominator

Children ages 2-17.

National Numerator

Subset of the denominator for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about the amount and kind of exercise, sports, or physically active hobbies they should pursue.

Comments

Estimates exclude nonrespondents to the question: "Has a doctor or other health provider ever given advice about amount and kind of exercise, sports, or physically active hobbies you should have?" "Don't Know" responses were also excluded.

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Lifestyle Modification

Measure Title

Obese adults who ever received advice from a health provider about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods.

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends (CFACT), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).

National Tables

2_10_1_7.1 Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods, United States, 2002-2009

2_10_1_7.2a-d Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods, United States, 2009, by:

  1. Race.
  2. Ethnicity.
  3. Family income.
  4. Education.

National Data Source

AHRQ, CFACT, MEPS.

National Denominator

People age 18 and over with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater.

National Numerator

Subset of the denominator who reported they were advised by a doctor or health professional about restricting foods high in fat and cholesterol.

Comments

BMI is based on reported height and weight. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using three age groups: 18-44, 45-64, and 65 and over. Nonrespondents and "Don't Know" responses were excluded from the analyses.

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Lifestyle Modification

Measure Title

Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider ever gave advice about healthy eating.

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends (CFACT), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).

National Tables

2_10_1_8.1 Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about healthy eating, United States, 2002-2009

2_10_1_8.2a-c Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about healthy eating, United States, 2009, by:

  1. Race.
  2. Ethnicity.
  3. Family income.

National Data Source

AHRQ, CFACT, MEPS.

National Denominator

Children ages 2-17.

National Numerator

Subset of the denominator for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about healthy eating.

Comments

Estimates exclude nonrespondents to the question: "Has a doctor or other health provider ever given advice about eating healthy?" "Don't Know" responses were excluded.

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Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports : Effectiveness of Care: Lifestyle Modification. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr12/measurespec/lifestyle_modification.html