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IID-1.6 Data Details

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IID-1.6 Reduce cases of pertussis among children under 1 year of age

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
2,777 (2004–08)
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement

Number of confirmed and probable cases of pertussis (including cases identified in outbreak settings) among children under age 1 year

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Data Collection Frequency: 
Methodology Notes: 

    Estimates represent the mean number of Confirmed, Probable, and Unknown cases (aged

    A case definition for confirmed and probable cases of pertussis (including cases identified in outbreak settings) is available from CDC. Estimates are a five-year moving average of confirmed and probable cases of pertussis reported to the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS).

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020: 
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 14-01g in that the measure was revised from an annual to a 5-year moving average. In addition, the target population was revised from children under age 7 years to children under age 1 year.


Additional resources about the objective

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Case definitions for infectious conditions under public health surveillance. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 46 (RR-10), 1997. (See reference for updated case definitions.)