About the National Data


Baseline: 3.2 was the mean cardiovascular health score (maximum score of 7.0) among adults aged 18 years and over in 2013-16 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 3.5 mean cardiovascular health score

Sum of cardiovascular health scores among non-pregnant adults aged 18 years and over.
Number of non-pregnant adults 18 years and over with available data on cardiovascular health scores.
Target-setting method

Percent improvement

Target-setting method details
10 percent improvement from the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available for this objective. A 10 percent improvement from the baseline was used to calculate a target. This method was used because the target was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline. The target represents a notable improvement in the mean score and appreciates recent trends in the individual metrics within the composite score.


Comparable HP2020 objective
Related, which includes objectives that have the same or a similar intent to either a measurable or developmental/archived objective in HP2020.