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IID-7.9 Data Details

IID-7.9 Achieve and maintain an effective coverage level of a birth dose of hepatitis B vaccine (0 to 3 days between birth date and date of vaccination, reported by annual birth cohort)

About the Data

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

National Data Source
National Immunization Survey (NIS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCIRD and CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
50.9 (2006-2008)
Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Number of children who received the first dose of hepatitis B vaccine within three days of birth
Number of children in the birth cohort
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

The National Immunization Survey (NIS) uses a quarterly, random-digit–dialed sample of telephone numbers to reach households with children aged 19–35 months in the 50 states and selected local areas and territories, followed by a mail survey sent to the children's vaccination providers to collect vaccination information. Data are weighted to represent the population of children aged 19–35 months, with adjustments for households with multiple telephone lines and mixed telephone use (landline and cellular), household nonresponse, and exclusion of households without telephone service. Beginning in 2011, surveys include landline and cellular telephone households.

This measure tracks the proportion of children aged 0 to 3 days receiving at least a single birth dose of hepatitis B vaccine (calculated as the date of vaccination minus the child's birth date). Data for children in a given birth cohort are obtained from data collected during the ensuing 3 year period. For example, data for children born in 2005 were gathered in the 2006-2008 NIS surveys.


Additional resources about the objective.

  1. CDC. National and State Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19--35 Months --- United States, 2010. MMWR 2011:60(34):1157-1163. Available from:
  2. CDC. National, State, and Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19--35 Months --- United States, 2009. MMWR 2010;59(36):1171-1177. Available from:
  3. CDC. National, State, and Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19–35 Months — United States, 2011. MMWR 2012;61(35):689-696. Available from: