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MICH-8.1 Data Details

MICH-8.1 Reduce low birth weight (LBW)

About the Data

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

National Data Source
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
percent 
Baseline (Year)
8.2 (2007)
Target
7.8
Target-Setting Method
Projection/trend analysis
Numerator
Number of live births with birth weight of less than 2,500 grams (5 lbs, 8oz)
Denominator
Number of live births
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective