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Central line-associated bloodstream infection in infants weighing 1,000 grams or less at birth in intensive care.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 14-20d.


2.6 Central line-associated bloodstream infections in infants weighing £ 1,000 grams at birth, in intensive care, United States, 1998 - 2000.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) System.


The number of central line days among infants with a birth weight of 1,000 grams or less from participating hospitals.


Number of hospital-onset central line-associated bloodstream infections among infants with a birth weight of 1,000 grams or less.


Data may not be representative of all U.S. hospitals. For each year of data collection, not all participating hospitals are represented.

The baseline 1998 point estimate represents an aggregate of data from HRSs (level III and level II – III neonatal intensive care units) from 1995 – 1998. Detailed surveillance protocols used in NNIS System, including all data field definitions, can be found in the NNIS Manual, July 2002 (available by request to NNIS hospitals, State health departments, and international ministries of health). Definitions of infections and key data fields and a description of the protocols are available.

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