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Objective specification information

Objective specifications provide detailed information about how each objective statistic is produced.

The purpose of these definitions is to provide persons the necessary technical information so that statistics for national populations can be reproduced.  Comparable statistics for other populations can then be calculated.

Once you have selected a focus area, click on the "Read objective specification information now" button.  You will then be transferred to the FTP directory which contains the individual objective specification files for each measure.  You may then click on individual files to view the objective specifications.

Please note that 'Leading Health Indicators' are a special collection of measures from the standard 28 focus areas, rather than an actual focus area.  Please access the operational definitions from the standard focus areas to see information about specific measures in these special areas.

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This page last reviewed: Thursday, October 31, 2019