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IVP-24.2 Data Details

IVP-24.2 Reduce unintentional suffocation deaths among infants 0 to 12 months

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-Mortality (NVSS-M); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Population Estimates; U.S. Census Bureau (Census)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Yes
Measure
per 100,000 
Baseline (Year)
23.1 (2007)
Target
20.8
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of unintentional suffocation deaths (ICD-10 codes W75-W84) among infants aged 0-12 months
Denominator
Number of infants aged 0-12 months
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

FOR SINGLE DATA YEARS: Death rates are calculated based on the resident population of the United States for the data year involved. For census years (e.g. 2010), population counts enumerated as of April 1 are used. For all other years, populations estimates as of July 1 are used. Postcensal population estimates are used in rate calculations for years after a census year and match the data year vintage (e.g. July 1, 2011 resident population estimates from Vintage 2011 are used as the denominator for 2011 rates). Intercensal population estimates are used in rate calculations for the years between censuses (e.g. 1991-1999, 2001-2009). Race-specific population estimates for 1991 and later use bridged-race categories.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 15-9 in that the definition was modified from all suffocation deaths among all ages to unintentional suffocation deaths among the high risk age group, infants 0-12 months.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

In 2013, rates for 2007–2009 were revised using intercensal population estimates based on the 2000 and 2010 censuses instead of the postcensal estimates for the denominator. Thus, the original baseline was revised from 22.5 to 23.1. The target was adjusted from 20.3 to 20.8 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.