2015 Demographics: Newborn Hearing Screening

December 2017

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Source: 2015 CDC Hearing Screening and Follow-up Survey (HSFS)*

*Each jurisdiction’s submitted data underwent a cleaning and error check process. Jurisdictions reporting ≥20% of total screened infants in the “unknown” category, for each demographic variable, were excluded from this analysis.

ǂPercentage of infants screened for each category is calculated among the total occurrent births (i.e. % Males Screened = (( # Total Pass Screening:Male + Total Not Pass Screening:Male) / # Total Occurrent Births:Male ) * 100 ). Test for significant difference between percentages was calculated using Pearson’s chi-square test where α = 0.05 (Software: SAS 9.4, Cary, NC).

Percentage of Infants Screenedǂ, in 2015: by Gender
Among 49 out of 56 jurisdictions that reported screening demographic data on infant gender, 97.4% of male infants and 97.5% of female infants were screened.

Data reported by 49 out of 56 jurisdictions that responded to the HSFS in 2015: includes AL, AK, American Samoa, AZ, AR, CA, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, CT, DE, District of Columbia, Guam, HI, ID, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, Marshall Islands, MD, MA, MI, Micronesia, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, Palau, Puerto Rico, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY.

Percentage of Infants Screenedǂ, in 2015: by Maternal Age
Among the 38 out of 56 jurisdictions that reported screening demographic data on maternal age, 92.9% of infants with mothers less than 15 years of age, 94.7% of infants with mothers 15 to 19 years of age, 95.7% of infants with mothers 20 to 24 years of age, 96.9% of infants with mothers 25 to 34 years of age, 96.9% of infants with mothers 35 to 50 years of age, and 98.9% of infants with mothers 51 years or older, were screened.

Data reported by 38 out of 56 jurisdictions that responded to the HSFS in 2015: includes AL, AK, American Samoa, AZ, AR, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, CT, DE, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, Marshall Islands, MA, MI, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, Palau, Puerto Rico, RI, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WI, WY.

Percentage of Infants Screenedǂ, in 2015: by Maternal Education
infants with mothers 25 to 34 years of age, 96.9% of infants with mothers 35 to 50 years of age, and 98.9% of infants with mothers 51 years or older, were screened.  Among the 29 out of 56 jurisdictions that reported screening demographic data on maternal education, 94.0% of infants with mothers who have less than a high school education, 95.2% of infants with mothers who have a high school diploma or GED, 95.6% of infants with mothers who have some college or an associate degree and 95.8% of infants with mothers who have a college degree or more were screened.

Data reported by 29 out of 56 jurisdictions that responded to the HSFS in 2015: includes AL, American Samoa, AZ, AR, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, CT, GA, IA, KS, LA, MA, MI, MO, MT, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NC, OH, OR, Palau, RI, SD, TN, VT, VA, WI, WY.

Percentage of Infants Screenedǂ, in 2015: by Maternal Ethnicity
Among the 27 out of 56 jurisdictions that reported screening demographic data on maternal ethnicity, 88.8% of infants with Hispanic mothers and 98.0% of infants with Non-Hispanic mothers were screened.

Data reported by 37 out of 56 jurisdictions that responded to the HSFS in 2015: includes AL, American Samoa, AZ, AR, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, CT, DE, Guam, HI, IA, KS, LA, Marshall Islands, MA, MI, Micronesia, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OR, Palau, Puerto Rico, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WI, WY.

Percentage of Infants Screenedǂ, in 2015: by Maternal Race
Among the 38 out of 56 jurisdictions that reported screening demographic data on maternal race, 98.0% of infants with White Non-Hispanic mothers, 97.9% of infants with White Hispanic mothers, 96.2% of infants with White (ethnicity unknown) mothers, 98.1% of infants with Black Non-Hispanic mothers, 97.7% of infants with Black Hispanic mothers, and 91.7% of infants with Black (ethnicity unknown) mothers, were screened. In addition, 98.5% of infants with Asian mothers, 97.5% of infants with mothers who are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 97.7% of infants with mothers who are American Indian or Alaskan Native and 96.4% of infants with mothers who were reported as Other race, were screened.

Data reported by 38 out of 56 jurisdictions that responded to the HSFS in 2015: includes AL, AZ, AR, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, CT, DE, FL, Guam, HI, IA, KS, LA, ME, Marshall Islands, MA, MI, Micronesia, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OR, Palau, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WI, WY.

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