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Percentage of U.S. Adolescents Who Smoke Cigarettes

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of US death, disease, and disability. Every day, nearly 3,500 kids under the age of 18 try a cigarette for the first time and 850 of them become daily smokers.


Rate of Hospitalization for Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Conditions per 100,000 people as Defined by the Prevention Quality Indicator Composite for Adults (18+)

Inadequate access to outpatient primary and specialty care can lead to unnecessary hospitalizations. This measure describes the proportion of hospitalizations that are due to ambulatory care sensitive conditions; conditions that can be well managed in ambulatory settings.


Rate of Hospitalization for Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Conditions per 100,000 people as Defined by the Pediatric Quality Indicator Composite for Children (6-17)

Inadequate access to outpatient primary and specialty care can lead to unnecessary hospitalizations. This measure describes the proportion of hospitalizations among children that are due to ambulatory care sensitive conditions; conditions that can be well managed in ambulatory settings.


The Proportion of People Living with HIV Who Know Their Serostatus

Testing is critical to link people with HIV to medical care and support so that they can live healthier lives. People who are unaware of their infection are 3.5 times more likely to transmit HIV than people who are aware of their infection.


Healthcare Associated Infections - Incidence Rate and Estimated Number of MRSA Infections in the U.S.

Healthcare-associated infections are infections that patients acquire during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions within a healthcare setting.


Expected Years in Good or Better Health and without Activity Limitations

This composite health measure presents the combined impacts of fatal and non-fatal health outcomes by estimating not only the average length of life, but also, the part of life expectancy that is expected to be “in good or better health as well as free of activity limitations."


Percentage of People with at Least One Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Limitation

This measure identifies people who need the help of others to address personal care needs, such as eating, bathing, dressing or getting around inside their home.


Number of Primary Care Practitioners

This measure provides a count of the number of U.S. primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. Increasing access to primary care physicians and nurses can help prevent disease and serious illness.


Percentage of People Who Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Medical Care

Having a usual source for medical care is a summary measure of adequate access to primary care.


Healthcare Associated Inections - Central Line - Associated Blood Stream Infection Standardized Infection Ratio

Healthcare-associated infections are infections that patients acquire during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions within a healthcare setting.