MICH-28.2 Reduce the occurrence of anencephaly
About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Cases of anencephaly
Number of live births
CDC's National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) is collaborating with states in the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) to systematically collect population-based birth defects data on neural tube defects in a timely manner. Nine state birth defects surveillance programs that can collect anencephaly cases for all pregnancy outcomes were included in the dataset. Anencephaly cases are identified using either ICD-9 (741.0, 741.9) or CDC/BPA (741.00 – 741.99) codes.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.