states and DHHS in assessing the appropriateness of specific outcome, process, and capacity measures proposed for PPG agreements in the future. The panel hopes that the field of performance measure evaluation will evolve, as new health outcome measures are defined, studied, and become available. It is anticipated that many of the measures described in this report can, in time, be modified or replaced by others that meet the selection guidelines listed above.

Potential Measures: Overview

Chronic Disease

Tobacco
  • Percentage of (a) persons aged 18–24 and (b) persons aged 25 and older currently smoking tobacco
  • Percentage of persons aged 14–17 (grades 9–12) currently smoking tobacco
  • Percentage of women who gave birth in the past year and reported smoking tobacco during pregnancy
  • Percentage of employed adults whose workplace has an official policy that bans smoking
Nutrition
  • Percentage of persons aged 18 and older who eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day1
  • Percentage of persons aged 14–17 (grades 9–12) who eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day2
  • Percentage of persons aged 18 and older who are 20 percent or more above optimal body mass index3
Exercise
  • Percentage of persons aged 18 and older who do not engage in physical activity or exercise
  • Percentage of persons aged 14–17 (grades 9–12) who do not engage in physical activity or exercise

1  

The numerical value in this measure is the level that is generally regarded as appropriate by the medical community; it does not represent a level that has been independently determined or endorsed by the panel.

2  

See fn. 1.

3  

See fn. 1.



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