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Epidemiological Assessment of Hypospadias by Degree of Severity.
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PMID:  23088968     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: Hypospadias is one of the most common congenital malformations, with reportedly increasing rates of prevalence but poorly defined etiological factors for the disease and the varying degrees of manifestation. We characterize the prevalence of hypospadias in Arkansas with consideration of the degree of hypospadias. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from the Arkansas State Birth Defects Surveillance Program of the Arkansas Reproductive Health Monitoring System were used to identify hypospadias cases and all male births by women residing in Arkansas between 1998 and 2007. Categorization of hypospadias severity into first, second or third degree was determined by a common 6-digit birth defect coding system used by surveillance programs across the country. Prevalence rates were computed for maternal and infant characteristics, birth year and birth residence. RESULTS: The prevalence of hypospadias in Arkansas for births between 1998 and 2007 was 74.2 cases per 10,000 live births. Degrees of hypospadias were graded as first (coronal/distal) in 60.7% of cases, second (mid penile/subcoronal) in 18.8%, third (perineal/proximal penile) in 4.6% and hypospadias not otherwise specified in 16%. The prevalence of hypospadias increased during the surveillance period, with 66.9 per 10,000 live births between 1998 and 2002, and 81.0 per 10,000 live births between 2003 and 2007 (p = 0.0003). While the prevalence rates for every degree of hypospadias also increased, the prevalence of hypospadias not otherwise specified decreased from 14.8 to 9.0 during these periods. CONCLUSIONS: Hypospadias prevalence in Arkansas is increasing. Improvement in recognition and categorization of degrees of hypospadias may have an impact on the reported prevalence rates.
Stephen Canon; Bridget Mosley; Juan Chipollini; Jody Ann Purifoy; Charlotte Hobbs
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1527-3792     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Urology, Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas. Electronic address:
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