Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
A case definition for laboratory-confirmed cases of meningococcal disease is available from CDC. Estimates are a five-year moving average of confirmed and probable cases of meningococcal disease reported to the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS).
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
In 2013, the baseline was revised from 0.3 cases per 100,000 (2004-2006) to 1,215.0 cases (2004-2008) because reports of meningococcal disease occur relatively infrequently. The target was revised from 0.3 cases per 100,000 to 1,094 cases to account for the change in unit.
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