What health indicators are public health problems?

Healthy People 2010 Objectives* Related to PedNSS
  • Reduce low birthweight to 5 percent. (1610b)
  • Increase the proportion of mothers who breastfeed in the early post partum period to 75 percent. (1619a)
  • Increase the proportion of mothers who breastfeed at 6 months to 50 percent. (1619b)
  • Increase the proportion of mothers who breastfeed at 1 year to 25 percent. (1619c)
  • Reduce growth retardation (short stature) among low-income children under 5 years of age to 5 percent. (194)

* The objective number follows the objective.