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MICH-10.1 Data Details

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MICH-10.1 Increase the proportion of pregnant women who receive prenatal care beginning in the first trimester

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
National Vital Statistics System-Natality (NVSS-N); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
70.8 (2007)
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement

Number of births to females receiving prenatal care in the first trimester (three months) of pregnancy in states that use the 2003 standard certificate of birth


Number of live births in states that use the 2003 standard certificate of birth

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Data Collection Frequency: 
Caveats and Limitations: 
Estimates were calculated with data supplied by states that had adopted the 2003 version of the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth. Trends over time cannot be evaluated until all states implement the 2003 Standard Certificate and provide data in the same format.
Trend Issues: 
Estimates for 2007 are based on 22 states (representing 53 percent of all U.S. births), excluding AL, AK, AZ, AR, CT, GA, HI, IL, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NV, NJ, NM, NC, OK, OR, RI, UT, VA, WV, WI, DC, and New York City.
Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020: 
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 16-06a in that for objective 16-06a, the trimester prenatal care began was based on the month of first prenatal visit as entered on the 1989 edition of the birth certificate. For this objective, the trimester prenatal care began is calculated from the date of LMP and the date of the first prenatal visit as entered on the 2003 edition of the birth certificate.


Additional resources about the objective

  1. Osterman MJK, Martin JA, Menacker F. Expanded health data from the new birth certificate, 2006. National vital statistics reports; vol 58 no 5. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2009.