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MICH-33 Data Details

MICH-33 Increase the proportion of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants born at Level III hospitals or subspecialty perinatal centers

About the Data

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

National Data Source
Title V Information System (TVIS); Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA/MCHB)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
75.0 (2003-2006)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of infants born very low birth weight (VLBW) at a subspecialty perinatal facilities (Level III facilities)
Number of infants born VLBW
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

VLBW is defined as a birth weight of less than 1,500 grams (3 lbs 4 ounces). Data are reported by States each year as part of the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant application. A national weighted average is calculated by summing the numerator and denominator information reported by each jurisdiction.