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IID-4.2 Data Details

IID-4.2 Reduce new invasive pneumococcal infections among adults aged 65 years and older

About the Data

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

National Data Source
Active Bacterial Core Surveillance (ABCS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (CDC/NCIRD)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
per 100,000 
Baseline (Year)
40.7 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
Projection/trend analysis
Number of persons aged 65 years and older with a laboratory-confirmed invasive pneumococcal infection in the past 12 months
Number of persons aged 65 years and older
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

An invasive pneumococcal infection is defined as a laboratory-confirmed isolation of Streptococcus pneumoniae from a normally sterile site (blood, cerebral spinal fluid, etc.).

Missing race data was multiply imputed and surveillance rates were standardized to the racial distribution of the US population using the NCHS bridged-race vintage 2010 postcensal file.

Caveats and Limitations
ABCs Areas California (San Francisco County and children < 5 years in Alameda and Contra Costa counties); Colorado (5 county Denver area); Connecticut; Georgia (20 county Atlanta area); Maryland (6 county Baltimore area); Minnesota; New Mexico; New York (15 county Rochester and Albany areas and children <5 years in Erie county); Oregon (3 county Portland area); Tennessee (20 counties) ABCs Population The surveillance areas represent 29,757,552 persons. Source: National Center for Health Statistics bridged-race vintage 2010 postcensal file


Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs),