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Below are basic terms used in DATA2010:
Baseline data: The number, percent, or rate calculated for the Baseline year(s).
Baseline year(s): First year of tracking data.  This can be a single year or multiple years.
Dataline: A record or observation of information pertaining to a specific population group (e.g., total population, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, female, male).  Each Dataline contains a 'Baseline year', 'Baseline data', 'Subsequent year data', and a 'Target'.
Focus area: A specific area of health information or awareness which is tracked by the Healthy People 2010 initiative.  There are currently 28 focus areas tracked by Healthy People 2010.

   Healthy People 2010 focus areas:

  1. Access to Quality Health Services
  2. Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions
  3. Cancer
  4. Chronic Kidney Disease
  5. Diabetes
  6. Disability and Secondary Conditions
  7. Educational and Community-Based Programs
  8. Environmental Health
  9. Family Planning
  10. Food Safety
  11. Health Communication
  12. Heart Disease and Stroke
  13. HIV
  14. Immunization and Infectious Diseases
  15. Injury and Violence Prevention
  16. Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
  17. Medical Product Safety
  18. Mental Health and Mental Disorders
  19. Nutrition and Overweight
  20. Occupational Safety and Health
  21. Oral Health
  22. Physical Activity and Fitness
  23. Public Health Infrastructure
  24. Respiratory Diseases
  25. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  26. Substance Abuse
  27. Tobacco Use
  28. Vision and Hearing

Leading Health Indicators (LHI): A selected set of objectives that represent the overall progress toward improving the health of the Nation. Each indicator exists as an objective in one or more of the 28 Focus areas.
Objective: A statement of intent within a focus area that includes baseline data and a target. Objectives are numbered sequentially within each focus area.
Sub-objective: A subpart of an objective denoted with a lower-case letter (e.g., 14-29a, 27-05b, etc.).
Target: The proposed goal for each health measure, to be reached by the year 2010.
Tracking years: This is any year that data (number, percent, or rate) are provided to measure the status of the objective. It includes the baseline, but excludes the target.

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