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Analysis of the birth defects among 61 272 live born infants in Beijing.
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PMID:  19727230     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the birth defect condition in Haidian district of Beijing city, 61,272 live-born infants who were delivered in Haidian Maternal and Child Health Hospital from 2003 to the March of 2009 are analyzed.
METHODS: Data was collected from the hospital's medical records and from the birth defect surveillance.
RESULTS: Among the newborns studied, 1 076 were found having birth defect (17.56 per thousand). The most common birth defects are congenital heart defect, followed by dysmorphosis of external ear, polydactyly, hypospadia, cleft lip and palate. In addition, three birth defects that are not included in the birth defect surveillance list were enorchia, renal agenesis and giant hemangioma. The birth defect rates of preterm and small for gestational age infants are significantly higher than it of the term infants. The birth defect patterns for these two types of abnormal infants are distinct.
CONCLUSION: We have determined the pattern of birth defects in Beijing, which may help in policy-making regarding the prevention and intervention of birth defects.
Ying Li; Xiao-hong Liu; Fen-yan Wang; Xin-liang Zhao; Xi Zhang; Yun-ping Zhang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Beijing da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Peking University. Health sciences     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1671-167X     ISO Abbreviation:  Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-03     Completed Date:  2011-01-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101125284     Medline TA:  Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  414-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Haidian Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Beijing 100080, China.
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MeSH Terms
China / epidemiology
Congenital Abnormalities / epidemiology*
Ear, External / abnormalities*
Fingers / abnormalities
Heart Defects, Congenital / epidemiology*
Infant, Newborn
Polydactyly / epidemiology

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