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Epidemiology of oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula in Hawaii, 1986-2000.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15826889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The most common major birth defects affecting the oesophagus and trachea are oesophageal atresia (OA) and tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF). Epidemiological information on OA and/or TOF in the USA has been derived from only a few populations. Sixty-one cases of OA or TOF were identified through a population-based birth defects registry in Hawaii during 1986-2000. The relationship between various clinical and demographic factors and OA or TOF were examined. The rate of OA or TOF was 2.2 per 10,000 live births. The cases were 67.2% OA with TOF, 21.3% TOF alone, and 11.5% OA alone. Risk of OA or TOF was significantly higher among multiple births and live births with low birth weight and gestational age. The risk of OA or TOF was significantly higher for whites. The rate of OA or TOF was consistent with that reported elsewhere. The risk of the defects differed significantly between the major racial/ethnic groups in Hawaii. The impact of many factors on OA or TOF in Hawaii was similar to that reported elsewhere.
M B Forrester; R D Merz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health     Volume:  119     ISSN:  0033-3506     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-13     Completed Date:  2005-06-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376507     Medline TA:  Public Health     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  483-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hawaii Birth Defects Program, 76 North King Street #208, Honolulu, HI 96817-5157, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Chromosome Aberrations
Esophageal Atresia / epidemiology*,  ethnology
Gestational Age
Hawaii / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Age
Multiple Birth Offspring
Risk Factors
Tracheoesophageal Fistula / epidemiology*,  ethnology

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