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Birth Defects Surveillance Data from Selected States 1998-2002


General Info
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1998 - 12/2002
Series or system 
United States National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN)
Data type

This is part of the 2005 Annual Report of the National Birth Defect Prevention Network (NBDPN), published in a special issue of Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology (Volume 73, Issue 10). The birth defects surveillance program data reports state-specific data from 35 participating population-based registries on prevalence numbers for 45 congenital anomalies from January 1, 1998 through December 31, 2002. Data are broken down by race/ethnicity for each defect, and by maternal age for trisomy 21 (commonly referred to as Down's syndrome), trisomy 18, and trisomy 13. Collection of data on live births only, live and stillbirths, or all pregnancy outcomes differs by state. As with other annual reports, there is also an accompanying directory of state birth defects surveillance programs.