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MICH-9.4 Data Details

MICH-9.4 Reduce very preterm or live births at less than 32 weeks of gestation

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)
2.0 (2007)
Target
1.8
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of infants born at less than 32 completed weeks of gestation
Denominator
Number of live births
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

A description of the primary measurement used to determine the infant’s gestational age, the interval between the first day of LMP and the birth has been published by NCHS.