Increase abstinence from illicit drugs among pregnant women — MICH‑11 Data Methodology and Measurement

About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 93.0 percent of pregnant females aged 15 to 44 years reported abstaining from illicit drugs in the past 30 days in 2017-18

Target: 95.3 percent

Numerator
Number of pregnant females aged 15 to 44 years reporting not using any illicit drugs in the past 30 days.
Denominator
Number of pregnant females aged 15 to 44 years.
Target-setting method

Percentage point improvement

Target-setting method details
Percentage point improvement from the baseline using Cohen's h effect size of 0.10.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were evaluated for this objective, but it was not possible to project a target because the trend line was moving away from the desired direction. A percentage point improvement was calculated using Cohen's h effect size of 0.1. This method was used because it was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline.

Methodology

Methodology notes

Illicit drugs are defined as marijuana or hashish, cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens (including PCP and LSD), heroin, and nonmedical use of psychotherapeutics. To ensure adequate precision of estimates for pregnant women, estimates are based on combined data from two years.

History

Comparable HP2020 objective
Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from Healthy People 2020 with no change in measurement.