About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of newborns aged 0 to 6 days with a newly reported laboratory-confirmed case of early-onset group B streptococcal disease
Number of live births
A laboratory-confirmed case of group B Streptococcus is defined as either the isolation of group B Streptococcus from cerebrospinal fluid or a positive culture of group B Streptococcus from a different normally sterile site (blood, pleural fluid, etc.) in a newborn aged 0 to 6 days in the surveillance area.
The denominator for the most recent data year is based on live births in the study area for the year prior to the data year. For all other data years, the denominator is based on the live births in the study area for that data year. Missing race data was multiply imputed and surveillance rates were standardized to the racial distribution of the live birth estimates using vital statistics data from the CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.