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  Total White (Non-Hispanic) Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) Mexican American Female Male
1999–02 119.0 120.4 88.2 150.3 83.6 156.2
2003–04 121.4 133.3 85.4 140.9 72.5 176.2

The 2010 target line represents the goal recommended by the Hearing Health group, which was discussed and approved by the Federal Interagency Working Group for Healthy People 2010. The 2010 target is 88.2.

Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, NCHS, CDC. Chart created by the Health Promotion Statistics Branch, NCHS, CDC and the Epidemiology and Statistics Program, NIDCD, NIH. Posted in November 2012.

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