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IID-1.9 Data Details

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IID-1.9 Maintain elimination of rubella (U.S.-acquired cases)

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): 
10 (2008)
Target-Setting Method: 
Projection/trend analysis
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
Endemic transmission of rubella was declared eliminated from the United States in 2004. PAHO developed a comprehensive strategy in 2004 to eliminate rubella and CRS from the Americas by 2010. Countries have demonstrated progress toward the rubella and CRS elimination goal. In 2007 and 2008, a total of nine and six U.S.-acquired rubella cases were reported in the United States, respectively. Until rubella is eliminated from the Americas and other countries, U.S.-acquired rubella cases will occur.

Number of confirmed U.S.-acquired cases of rubella

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

    A case definition for confirmed and probable U.S.-acquired cases of rubella is available from CDC. Imported cases of rubella were not included.


Additional resources about the objective

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Case definitions for infectious conditions under public health surveillance.