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Rate of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome per 1,000 Newborn Stays FYs 2000-2001 to FYs 2016-2017 Statewide Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4)

Statewide rates of newborn hospital stays with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) per 1,000 newborn stays.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or neonatal drug withdrawal, is an array of problems that develops shortly after birth in newborns who were exposed to addictive drugs, most often opioids, while in the mother’s womb. Withdrawal signs develop because these newborns are no longer exposed to the drug for which they have become physically dependent.

This analysis is restricted to newborns with Pennsylvania-state residence who were hospitalized in Pennsylvania hospitals.


PHC4’s database contains statewide hospital discharge data submitted to PHC4 by Pennsylvania hospitals. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information obtained from the Uniform Claims and Billing Form (UB-82/92/04) data elements. Computer collection edits and validation edits provide opportunity to correct specific errors that may have occurred prior to, during or after submission of data. The ultimate responsibility for data accuracy lies with individual providers.

PHC4 agents and staff make no representation, guarantee, or warranty, expressed or implied that the data received from the hospitals are error-free, or that the use of this data will prevent differences of opinion or disputes with those who use published reports or purchased data. PHC4 will bear no responsibility or liability for the results or consequences of its use.


NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
Time Period Date Starttime_period_date_starttime_period_date_startCalendar dateBeginning of the reporting period that covers the hospital stay's discharge date
Type of Ratetype_of_ratetype_of_rateTextType of Rate Describes the Type of Rate displayed: Values: • “Rate of newborn hospital stays with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) per 1000 newborn hospital stays” - indicates the number of newborn hospital stays diagnosed with NAS divided by the total number of newborn hospital stays for the state; that percentage is then multiplied by 1000 and rounded to the nearest tenth.
Rate of Newborn NAS Staysrate_of_newborn_nas_staysrate_of_newborn_nas_staysNumberCalculated rate of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) per 1000 newborn hospital stays for the state during the specified time frame; Type of Rate column provides additional details.
State Namestate_namestate_nameTextState Name (Always “Pennsylvania”)
State FIPS Codestate_fips_codestate_fips_codeTextThese are the first 2 digits of the 5-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code that designate the State association. Each State has its own 2-digit number and each County within the state has its own 3-digit number which are combined into a 5-digit number to uniquely identify every US county. For more technical details : Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) are issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) after approval by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to Section 111 (d) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 as amended by the Computer Security Act of 1987, Public Law 100-235. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 6-4, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the U.S., Its Possessions, and Associated Areas -- 90 Aug 31 , provides the names and codes that represent the counties and other entities treated as equivalent legal and/or statistical subdivisions of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the possessions and freely associated areas of the United States. Counties are considered to be the "first-order subdivisions" of each State and statistically equivalent entity, regardless of their local designations (county, parish, borough, etc.). Information gathered from census data -
Time Periodtime_periodtime_periodTextReporting period that the measurement is based upon; "FY-" prefix is shorthand for "fiscal year", which begins on July 1st of the previous year and ends on June 30th of the stated year
Time Period Date Endtime_period_date_endtime_period_date_endCalendar dateEnd of the reporting period that covers the hospital stay's discharge date
  • rate_of_neonatal_abstinence_syndrome_per_1000
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