TABLE 3-1 Access Indicators

Objective/Indicator

Measure

Latest Data Available

1. Promoting successful birth outcomes

Adequacy of prenatal care (u)

Percentage of pregnant women obtaining adequate care

1988

Infant mortality (o)

Children who die before first birthday (per 1,000 live births)

1990

Low birthweight (o)

Percentage of infants born weighing less than 2,500 grams

1988

Congenital syphilis (o)

Cases per 100,000 population

1990

2. Reducing the incidence of vaccine-preventable preventable childhood diseases

Immunization rates (u)

Percentage of preschool children vaccinated

1985

Incidence of preventable childhood communicable diseases (diphtheria, measles, mumps, pertussis, polio, rubella, and tetanus) (o)

Cases per 100,000 population

1989

3. Early detection and diagnosis of treatable diseases

Breast and cervical cancer screening (u)

Percentage of women undergoing procedure in given period

 

 

• Clinical breast exam

1987

 

• Mammogram

1990

 

• Pap test

1987

Incidence of late-stage breast and cervical cancers (o)

Percentage of tumors diagnosed at late stages

 

 

• Breast cancer

1983–1987

 

• Cervical cancer

1983–1987



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