MICH-27 Reduce the proportion of children with cerebral palsy born as low birth weight infants (less than 2,500 grams)

National Data Source
Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (CDC/NCBDDD)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
50.0 (2006)
Target
45.0
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of 8-year-old children with cerebral palsy born as low birth weight infants (<2500 g)
Denominator
Number of 8-year-old children with cerebral palsy
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network will be the data source for this measure. ADDM provides reliable, population-based prevalence estimates of the number of school-aged children with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities over time and is the only program in the US conducting active surveillance for serious developmental disabilities using data on individual children. For the majority of children with cerebral palsy the cause of their cerebral palsy is unknown. The effects of improved neonatal care overtime which differ dramatically by birth weight have had particular implications for CP. This indicator focuses on one of the leading risk factors for cerebral palsy. Monitoring potentially modifiable, major risk factors is an area ripe for introducing interventions and improving outcomes.

References and More Information

  1. Pakula A, Van Naarden Braun K, Yeargin-Allsopp M. Epidemiology and Classification of Cerebral Palsy. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 20 (2009) 425–452.