2019 Summary of Hearing Screening Among Total Occurent Births

May 2021

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Data Source: 2019 CDC EHDI Hearing Screening & Follow-up Survey (HSFS)

2019 Summary of Hearing Screening Among Total Occurrent Births
State / Territory
(n = 55)
Total Occurrent Births Total Screened Percent Screened* Percent Screened (Based on # of Vital Records Births) No Documented Screening: LFU/LTD
Births Reported to EHDI program Births According
to Vital Records
Parents/ Family Contacted but Unresponsive Unable to Contact Unknown Overall Number LFU/LTD:
Due to
+ Contacted but Unresponsive
+ Unable to Contact
+ Unknown
Overall Percent LFU/LTD:
Due to
+ Contacted but Unresponsive
+ Unable to Contact
+ Unknown
Percent LFU/LTD**:
Due to
+ Unable to Contact
+ Unknown
Percent Unresponsive††:
Due to
Parents/ Family Contacted but Unresponsive
Alaska^ 9,712 9,740 9,352 96.3 96.0 89 2 12 103 1.1 0.1 0.9
American Samoa 837 745 831 99.3 111.5 2 0 0 2 0.2 0.0 0.2
Arizona^ 80,452 80,452 79,554 98.9 98.9 12 36 21 69 0.1 0.1 0.0
Arkansas^ 34,877 35,339 34,517 99.0 97.7 14 47 10 71 0.2 0.2 0.0
CaliforniaΩ^ 440,428 440,428 438,353 99.5 99.5 8 7 14 29 0.0 0.0 0.0
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands^ 909 909 903 99.3 99.3 0 1 0 1 0.1 0.1 0.0
Connecticut 35,564 35,560 35,338 99.4 99.4 0 0 9 9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Delaware^ 11,066 10,932 10,769 97.3 98.5 0 0 229 229 2.1 2.1 0.0
District of Columbia^ 13,401 13,385 13,136 98.0 98.1 0 0 127 127 0.9 0.9 0.0
Florida^ 220,010 220,010 209,204 95.1 95.1 298 672 6,139 7,109 3.2 3.1 0.1
GeorgiaΩ^ 127,322 127,322 123,725 97.2 97.2 6 16 2,061 2,083 1.6 1.6 0.0
Guam^ 2,794 3,175 2,791 99.9 87.9 0 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hawaii^ 16,708 16,832 16,579 99.2 98.5 0 0 6 6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Idaho^ 21,491 21,767 21,017 97.8 96.6 4 343 42 389 1.8 1.8 0.0
Illinois^ 137,791 138,631 135,666 98.5 97.9 18 33 928 979 0.7 0.7 0.0
Indiana^ 78,622 78,622 77,218 98.2 98.2 55 0 4 59 0.1 0.0 0.1
Iowa^ 37,585 37,585 37,010 98.5 98.5 1 9 0 10 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kansas^ 36,980 36,980 36,615 99.0 99.0 157 2 0 159 0.4 0.0 0.4
KentuckyΩ^ 50,621 50,621 49,745 98.3 98.3 0 0 113 113 0.2 0.2 0.0
LouisianaΩ^ 58,831 58,831 58,251 99.0 99.0 0 0 70 70 0.1 0.1 0.0
Maine^ 11,512 11,512 11,243 97.7 97.7 1 0 5 6 0.1 0.0 0.0
Marshall IslandsΩ^ 977 977 918 94.0 94.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
MarylandΩ^ 66,803 66,803 66,185 99.1 99.1 25 3 1 29 0.0 0.0 0.0
Massachusetts^ 69,924 69,924 69,354 99.2 99.2 1 0 15 16 0.0 0.0 0.0
Michigan^ 105,915 107,917 105,079 99.2 97.4 0 0 39 39 0.0 0.0 0.0
Micronesia 1,782 2,049 1,584 88.9 77.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Minnesota 65,250 65,095 64,424 98.7 99.0 7 2 0 9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Missouri 72,857 72,912 71,440 98.1 98.0 228 12 0 240 0.3 0.0 0.3
Montana^ 11,125 11,125 10,803 97.1 97.1 1 2 36 39 0.4 0.3 0.0
Nebraska^ 25,185 25,185 25,030 99.4 99.4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nevada^ 34,735 34,735 33,770 97.2 97.2 3 0 334 337 1.0 1.0 0.0
New Hampshire^ 11,672 11,803 11,481 98.4 97.3 0 0 69 69 0.6 0.6 0.0
New JerseyΩ^ 96,526 96,526 95,480 98.9 98.9 40 1 5 46 0.0 0.0 0.0
New Mexico^ 21,562 21,583 20,750 96.2 96.1 0 7 12 19 0.1 0.1 0.0
New York 222,427 222,427 216,277 97.2 97.2 0 0 1,637 1,637 0.7 0.7 0.0
North Carolina^ 120,638 120,581 119,709 99.2 99.3 0 26 29 55 0.0 0.0 0.0
North Dakota^ 11,943 12,021 11,861 99.3 98.7 4 0 0 4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ohio 135,132 135,116 132,162 97.8 97.8 0 0 12 12 0.0 0.0 0.0
Oklahoma^ 47,413 48,939 47,088 99.3 96.2 4 0 16 20 0.0 0.0 0.0
Oregon^ 42,187 42,292 41,669 98.8 98.5 8 1 18 27 0.1 0.0 0.0
Palau 213 213 209 98.1 98.1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Pennsylvania^ 134,074 133,590 131,440 98.0 98.4 21 302 41 364 0.3 0.3 0.0
Puerto Rico^ 18,745 20,431 18,556 99.0 90.8 22 1 72 95 0.5 0.4 0.1
Rhode Island^ 10,708 10,708 10,627 99.2 99.2 5 2 0 7 0.1 0.0 0.0
South Carolina 53,453 53,453 52,207 97.7 97.7 0 0 645 645 1.2 1.2 0.0
South Dakota 12,224 12,224 11,749 96.1 96.1 0 0 289 289 2.4 2.4 0.0
Tennessee^ 86,068 86,068 85,213 99.0 99.0 1 45 49 95 0.1 0.1 0.0
Texas^ 375,509 385,277 370,561 98.7 96.2 0 0 3,059 3,059 0.8 0.8 0.0
Utah^ 48,035 48,035 47,682 99.3 99.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vermont^ 5,193 5,193 5,139 99.0 99.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Virginia^ 97,400 97,400 95,424 98.0 98.0 0 0 1,251 1,251 1.3 1.3 0.0
Washington^ 83,895 84,789 83,511 99.5 98.5 42 30 0 72 0.1 0.0 0.1
West Virginia^ 18,917 19,006 18,521 97.9 97.4 0 2 210 212 1.1 1.1 0.0
Wisconsin^ 62,843 63,280 61,833 98.4 97.7 61 36 93 190 0.3 0.2 0.1
Wyoming^ 5,918 5,918 5,835 98.6 98.6 1 0 0 1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Totals 3,604,761 3,622,973 3,545,388 98.4 97.9 1,139 1,641 17,722 20,502 0.6 0.5 0.03

Data Notes

LFU/LTD = Loss to follow-up / Loss to documentation

In many regions the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the delivery of health care services in 2020, including newborn hearing screening and follow-up services. As a result, infants born in late 2019 and needing hearing screening and/or follow-up services in 2020 may have had difficulties obtaining these services.

Data include information about any services that infants born in the calendar year 2019 received through 2020, until time of survey reporting.

The number of “Births According to Vital Records” was not available. The number of “Births Reported to EHDI program” was used to populate this field.

^Jurisdiction reported using revised “Parents/Family Contacted but Unresponsive” definition. Refer to pages 6-7 of the 2019 CDC EHDI Hearing Screening and Follow-up Survey Explanations document for explanations of “old” and “revised” Unresponsive definitions.

αThe Percent Screened (Based on # of Vital Records Births) is over 100% because the number of infants screened is based on the EHDI program and Vital Records’ birth number is the number of issued birth certificates.

*Percent Screened: (# Screened for Hearing Loss / # Total Occurrent Births Reported to EHDI Program) * 100

Percent Screened based on number of Vital Record Births: (# Screened for Hearing Loss / Total Occurent Births According to Vital Records) * 100

Overall Percent LFU / LTD: ((# Contacted but Unresponsive + # Unable to Contact + # Unknown) / # Total Occurrent Births Reported to EHDI Program) * 100

**Percent LFU / LTD due to unable to contact and unknown: ((# Unable to Contact + # Unknown) / # Total Occurrent Births Reported to EHDI Program) * 100

††Percent Unresponsive: (# Contacted but Unresponsive / # Total Occurrent Births Reported to EHDI Program) * 100

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