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FP-8.2 Data Details

FP-8.2 Reduce pregnancies among adolescent females aged 18 to 19 years

About the Data

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

National Data Source
Guttmacher Institute Abortion Provider Survey (APS); Guttmacher Institute
National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
National Vital Statistics System-Natality (NVSS-N)
Surveillance Data for Abortion; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC/NCCDPHP)
Population Estimates; U.S. Census Bureau (Census)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
per 1,000 
Baseline (Year)
117.7 (2005)
Target
105.9
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of pregnancies among females aged 18 to 19 years
Denominator
Number of females aged 18 to 19 years
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Adolescent pregnancies are the sum of all U.S. resident live births, induced abortions, and fetal losses to females aged 18 to 19 years.

Data on live births are counts of all births to U.S. residents occurring in the United States. Estimates of induced abortions are based on reports by CDC and The Guttmacher Institute. The Guttmacher Institute’s national estimates of abortions, based on surveys it conducts of all known abortion providers, are distributed by age and race according to estimates prepared by CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), based on reports of induced abortions from selected State health departments.

Fetal losses refer to pregnancies that end in miscarriage, stillbirth, or ectopic pregnancy.

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Klein, R.J.; Proctor, S.E.; Boudreault, M.A.; Turczyn, K.M. Healthy People 2010 Criteria for Data Suppression. Statistical Notes No. 24. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2002.
  2. Ventura SJ, Abma JC, Mosher WD, and Henshaw SK. Estimated pregnancy rates by outcome for the United States, 1990-94. National Vital Statistics Reports, vol 56, no 15. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics.