Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
The measure tracked by this subobjective is identical to one of the measures monitored by Healthy People 2000 objective 14.5 and Healthy People 2010 objective 16-10b.
A description of the very low birth weight measurement has been published by NCHS.1
1. Heck, K.E., and Klein, R.J. Operational definitions for year 2000 objectives: Priority area 14, Maternal and Infant Health. Healthy People 2000 Statistical Note. No. 14. Hyattsville, MD: NCHS, 1998.
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