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MICH-16.4 Data Details

MICH-16.4 Increase the proportion of women delivering a live birth who did not drink alcohol prior to pregnancy

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
California's Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA); California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC/NCCDPHP)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
51.3 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Women with a recent live birth who reported not drinking alcohol at all in the 3 months prior to pregnancy
Number of women with a recent live birth
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2007 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System:


During the 3 months before you got pregnant, how many alcoholic drinks did you have in an average week?

  1. 14 drinks or more a week
  2. 7 to 13 drinks a week
  3. 4 to 6 drinks a week
  4. 1 to 3 drinks a week
  5. Less than 1 drink a week
  6. I didn't drink then

From the 2007 California Maternal and Infant Health Assessment:


During the 3 months before you got pregnant, about how many drinks with alcohol did you have in an average week?

  1. I didn't drink at all during the 3 months before I got pregnant
  2. Less than one drink per week
  3. 1 to 3 per week
  4. 4 to 6 per week
  5. 7 -13 per week
  6. 14 or more drinks per week
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

The following PRAMS states were included in preparing the estimate: AK, AR, CO, DE, GA, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NC, NY, NYC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, and WY. These data were combined with data from the California's Maternal and Infant Health Assessment to produce the displayed estimate.

Health Insurance status data reflect prepregnancy insurance coverage of mother.