MICH-4.1 Reduce the rate of deaths among adolescents aged 10 to 14 years

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
per 100,000 
Baseline (Year)
16.5 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of deaths among persons aged 10 to 14 years
Number of persons aged 10 to 14 years
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained 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.

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 16.9 to 16.5. The target was adjusted from 15.2 to 14.8 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.