Healthy People 2010 Goal Used in Modeling
16-16a. Consumption of at least
400 μg of folic acid each day from fortified foods or dietary supplements
by nonpregnant women aged 15 to 44 years
- Target: 80 percent.
- Baseline: 21 percent of women of childbearing
age consumed 400 μg
or more daily in 1991-1994.
- Target setting method: Better than the best.
- Data source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES),
- Reference: Healthy
People 2010 Operational Definition
This Healthy People 2010 objective is clearly not aimed at colorectal cancer
prevention, but we used it as a surrogate for multivitamin use, which
has been shown to have a beneficial effect for CRC.