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MICH-28.1 Data Details

MICH-28.1 Reduce the occurrence of spina bifida

About the Data

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

National Data Source
National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN); 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
per 100,000 live births 
Baseline (Year)
34.2 (2005-2006)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Cases of spina bifida
Number of live births
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

NCBDDD is collaborating with states in NBDPN to systematically collect population-based birth defects data on neural tube defects in a timely manner. Twenty-four state birth defects surveillance programs that collect spina bifida cases for any pregnancy outcome were included in the dataset. Spina bifida cases are identified using either ICD-9 (740.0 – 740.1) or CDC/BPA (740.00 – 740.10) codes.