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MICH-28.2 Data Details

MICH-28.2 Reduce the occurrence of anencephaly

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)
24.6 (2005-2006)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Cases of anencephaly
Number of live births
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
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. Nine state birth defects surveillance programs that can collect anencephaly cases for all pregnancy outcomes were included in the dataset. Anencephaly cases are identified using either ICD-9 (741.0, 741.9) or CDC/BPA (741.00 – 741.99) codes.