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Midline congenital anomalies: the estimated occurrence among American Indian and Alaska Native infants.
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PMID:  8937764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
While congenital anomalies have been identified as the second leading cause of infant mortality among American Indians and Alaska Natives, limited information exists concerning the morbidity of such malformations. This study was undertaken to address this concern. Using data from the national hospital discharge database of the Indian Health Service, for the years 1980-1988, morbidity rates of seven, relatively common and easily identifiable midline malformations among liveborn infants in this minority population were estimated. The seven congenital anomalies and the estimated rates per 10000 births were: neural tube defects 8.09; oral clefts 29.03; abdominal wall defects 2.99; tracheoesophageal fistula 1.86; conotruncal heart defects 5.90; rectal atresia 3.15; and diaphragmatic hernia 3.24. Seven cases (1.1%) had two midline defects reported.
D A Coddington; J J Hisnanick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical genetics     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0009-9163     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Genet.     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-14     Completed Date:  1997-03-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253664     Medline TA:  Clin Genet     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
George Washington University Department of General Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cleft Lip / epidemiology
Cleft Palate / epidemiology
Congenital Abnormalities / ethnology*
Heart Defects, Congenital / epidemiology
Hernia, Diaphragmatic / epidemiology
Indians, North American*
Infant, Newborn
Neural Tube Defects / epidemiology
Prune Belly Syndrome / epidemiology
Rectum / abnormalities
Tracheoesophageal Fistula / epidemiology

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