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Incidence na dprevalence of Down's syndrome in the city of Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo (Brazil, 1972.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  148667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An incidence rate of 1.66 was determined for Down's syndrome by a check of hospital birth records in the city of Ribeirão Preto for the year 1972, based on the premise that most births in the population residing in the urban area of Ribeirão Preto occur in hospitals. The prevalence rate was estimated as being 25.2. A search for affected individuals born before 1972 was carried out by physical examination of all persons receiving medical care or educational and social assistance from several city institutions. The prevalence value must be considered as an underestimate since the methods used allowed only for the detection of cases which were getting some kind of assistance.
Authors:
A R Xavier; C D Carvalheiro; I Ferrari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista brasileira de pesquisas médicas e biológicas     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0034-7310     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Bras Pesqui Med Biol     Publication Date:  1978 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-07-26     Completed Date:  1978-07-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0140423     Medline TA:  Rev Bras Pesqui Med Biol     Country:  BRAZIL    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brazil
Cross-Sectional Studies
Down Syndrome / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  genetics
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Male
Phenotype
Urban Population

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