[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 89 (Monday, May 10, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25862-25863]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-11056]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60 Day-10-0743]


Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and 
Recommendations

    In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on 
proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. 
To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a 
copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404-639-5960 or 
send comments to Maryam I. Daneshvar, CDC Acting Reports Clearance 
Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS D-74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-
mail to omb@cdc.gov.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be

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collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written 
comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    Assessment and Monitoring of Breastfeeding-Related Maternity Care 
Practices in Intra-partum Care Facilities in the United States and 
Territories (OMB Control No. 0920-0743, Exp. 10/31/2010)--Revision--
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 
(NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Substantial evidence demonstrates the health benefits of 
breastfeeding. Breastfeeding mothers have lower risks of breast and 
ovarian cancers and type 2 diabetes, and breastfeeding better protects 
infants against infections, chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity, 
and even childhood leukemia and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). 
However, the groups that are at higher risk for diabetes, obesity, and 
poor health overall persistently have the lowest breastfeeding rates.
    Health professionals recommend at least 12 months of breastfeeding, 
and Healthy People 2010 establishes specific national breastfeeding 
goals. In addition to increasing overall rates, a significant public 
health priority in the U.S. is to reduce variation in breastfeeding 
rates across population subgroups. For example, in 2005, nearly three-
quarters of white mothers started breastfeeding, but only about half of 
black mothers did so.
    The health care system is one of the most important and effective 
settings to improve breastfeeding. In 2007, CDC conducted the first 
national survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care 
(known as the mPINC Survey) in health care facilities (hospitals and 
free-standing childbirth centers). This survey was designed to provide 
baseline information and to be repeated every two years. The survey was 
conducted again in 2009. The survey inquired about patient education 
and support for breastfeeding throughout the maternity stay as well as 
staff training and maternity care policies.
    Prior to the fielding of the 2009 iteration, CDC was requested to 
provide a report to OMB on the results of the 2007 collection. In this 
report, CDC provided survey results by geographic and demographic 
characteristics and a summary of activities that resulted from the 
survey.
    Because the 2011 mPINC survey repeats the prior iterations (2007 
and 2009), the methodology, content, and administration of it will 
match those used before. The census design does not employ sampling 
methods. Facilities are identified by using the American Association of 
Birth Centers (AABC) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual 
Survey of Hospitals. In addition to all facilities that participated in 
2007 or 2009, the 2011 survey will include those that were invited but 
did not participate in 2007 or 2009 and any that are new since then. 
All birth centers and hospitals with >=1 registered maternity bed will 
be screened via a brief phone call to assess their eligibility, 
identify additional locations, and identify the appropriate point of 
contact. The extremely high response rates to the 2007 mPINC survey of 
82 percent and 81 percent to the 2009 iteration indicate that the 
methodology is appropriate and also reflects unusually high interest 
among the study population.
    As with the initial surveys, a major goal of the 2011 follow-up 
survey is to be fully responsive to their needs for information and 
technical assistance. CDC will provide direct feedback to respondents 
in a customized benchmark report of their results and identify and 
document progress since 2007 on their quality improvement efforts. 
National and state reports will use de-identified data to describe 
incremental changes in practices and care processes over time at the 
facility, state, and national levels.
    Participation in the survey is voluntary, and responses may be 
submitted by mail or through a Web-based system. There are no costs to 
respondents other than their time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
      Type of respondents           Form name        Number of     responses per   per response    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)      (in hours)
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AHA and AABC Facilities with    Screening call..           4,089               1            5/60             341
 either >=1 birth or >=1
 registered maternity bed.
                                2011 mPINC......           3,281               1           30/60           1,641
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    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............           1,982
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    Dated: May 4, 2010.
Maryam I. Daneshvar,
Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2010-11056 Filed 5-7-10; 8:45 am]
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