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Reduce the occurrence of spina bifida and other neural tube defects (NTDs).

Target: 3 new cases per 10,000 live births.

Baseline: 6 new cases of spina bifida or another NTD per 10,000 live births occurred in 1996.

Target setting method: 50 percent improvement. (Better than the best will be used when data are available.)

Data source: National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN), CDC, NCEH.

 

Live Births, 1996

New Cases of
Spina Bifida or
Other NTDs

Rate per 10,000

TOTAL

6

Motherís race and ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native

DNA

Asian or Pacific Islander

DNA

Asian

DNC

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander

DNC

Black or African American

DNA

White

DNA

 

Hispanic or Latino

DNC

Not Hispanic or Latino

DNC

Black or African American

DNC

White

DNC

Gender

Female

DNA

Male

DNA

Motherís education level

Less than high school

DNC

High school graduate

DNC

At least some college

DNC

College graduate

DNC

DNA = Data have not been analyzed. DNC = Data are not collected. DSU = Data are statistically unreliable.