National Outcome Measures

National Outcome Measures (NOMs) cross all population domains and reflect maternal and child health (MCH) population health status.  The following criteria were used to determine the NOMs:

  • Such data collection is mandated or considered to be a major focus of the Title V legislation;
  • Measure is considered to be a sentinel health marker for MCH populations;
  • Measure is considered to be an important health condition for monitoring because of its increasing prevalence; or
  • There is a recognized need to move forward on the measure in the MCH field. 

The chart for a National Outcome Measure (NOM) displays the national data and state data trend over time. Most recent year national and state data are also available by various demographic stratifiers including race/ethnicity, income, insurance type, and urban/rural geography. Additional data for NOMs including all other stratifiers, standard errors, 95% confidence intervals, and numerators and denominators are available in the FAD Resource Document found on the Resources webpage.



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