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MICH-25 Data Details

MICH-25 Reduce the occurrence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)

About the Data

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

National Data Source
Fetal Alcohol Surveillance System Network (FASSNet); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (CDC/NCBDDD)
National Vital Statistics System-Natality (NVSS-N); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
per 10,000 live births 
Baseline (Year)
3.6 (2001-2004)
Target
Not applicable
Target-Setting Method
This measure is being tracked for informational purposes. If warranted, a target will be set during the decade.
Numerator
Number of children born in 2001-04 with suspected or confirmed Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Denominator
Number of live births in 2006 to women residing in the selected surveillance area as determined by birth certificate data
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is caused by maternal alcohol used during pregnancy and is one of the leading causes of preventable birth defects and developmental disabilities. The 2001-2004 estimate for FAS was determined using data from seven state-based FAS surveillance programs. The analyses included children who were born during 2001-2004 to a mother residing in a surveillance area at the time of the birth of the child, and who met the surveillance case definition for confirmed or probable FAS. The denominator consisted of live births to women residing in the selected surveillance area as determined by birth certificate data. Race/ethnic specific prevalence were calculated using mother’s race/ethnicity from birth certificates. Child’s race/ethnicity was used if mother’s race/ethnicity was not available. Prevalence calculations were standardized to the race/ethnic distribution of the 2006 US live births according to NCHS.