Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Impaired fecundity is a common measure of fertility impairment and most commonly described as a physical inability to have a child. This measure encompasses both infertility (i.e. difficulty with conceiving a pregnancy) and difficulty with carrying a pregnancy to term, as with recurrent pregnancy loss. Impaired fecundity as defined in the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) has 3 components: nonsurgical sterility (i.e,. physically impossible to have a child), subfecundity (i.e. physically difficult but not impossible), and "long interval without conception" (i.e. 36-months infertility).
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
In 2013, the original baseline was revised from 11.8 to 12.7 (2002) percent due to a change in the methodology. The target was adjusted from 10.8 to 11.4 percent to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.
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