MICH-9.1 Reduce total preterm births

National Data Source
National Vital Statistics System-Natality (NVSS-N); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
12.7 (2007)
Target
11.4
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of infants born before 37 completed weeks of gestation
Denominator
Number of live births
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Leading Health Indicator
Maternal, Infant, and Child Health

References and More Information

  1. CDC-Preterm Birth
    http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/MaternalInfantHealth/PretermBirth.htm
  2. Goldenberg RL, Culhane JF, Iams JD, Romero R. Epidemiology and causes of preterm birth. The Lancet, Volume 371, Issue 9606, 5 January 2008-11 January 2008, Pages 75-84.