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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center?
  2. How do I source the data on PeriStats?
  3. How are the health indicators on PeriStats calculated?
  4. Why is data on PeriStats sometimes different from my health department's data?
  5. Why are data for only certain cities and counties provided on PeriStats?
  6. For indicators that stratify by race and race/ethnicity how are race and ethnicity determined?
  7. What are Healthy People 2030 Objectives, and why don't all health indicators on PeriStats cite an objective?
  8. What are the HHS Regions?
  9. What are Confidence Intervals?