Number of newborn babies clinical signs of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Rate is per 1,000 live births. Data were reported to the Department of Health by hospitals in Tennessee.
Data on the number of NAS babies collected from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Surveillance System,Division of Family Health and Wellness, Tennessee Department of Health.
Live births data were received from the Office of Healthcare Statistics, Division of Policy, Planning and
Assessment, Tennessee Department of Health. The Kids Count division of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth organized data and calculated rates.
Counties refer to maternal county of residence. State total includes cases with unknown county.
Rates on 2017 data are based on 2016 live births. Rates will be replaced as soon as 2017 live births data are available.