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MICH-1.5 Data Details

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MICH-1.5 Reduce the rate of postneonatal deaths (between 28 days and 1 year)

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
per 1,000 live births
Baseline (Year): 
2.3 (2007)
Target: 
2.0
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of deaths of infants aged 28 days to less than 1 year

Denominator: 

Number of live births

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

    To create linked data files, death certificates are linked with corresponding birth certificates for infants who die in the U.S. before their first birthday. The linked file is used for calculating infant mortality rates by mother's race and ethnicity because these variables are more accurately collected on the birth certificate than the death certificate.

    Depending upon county population size, the period county percent for the most recent 3, 5, or 10 years is reported.

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 2017, the estimates for geographic location were updated to reflect the 2013 urban/rural classification scheme.

References

Additional resources about the objective

  1. Mathews TJ, MacDorman MF. Infant mortality statistics from the 2006 period linked birth/infant death data set. National vital statistics report; vol 58 no 17. Hyattsville, MD: NCHS; 2010.