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MICH-17.1 Data Details

MICH-17.1 Reduce the proportion of women aged 18 to 44 years who have impaired fecundity

About the Data

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

National Data Source
National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
12.7 (2002)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Females aged 18 to 44 years with impaired fecundity
Females aged 18 to 44 years
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

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).

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes 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.