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Congenital Malformations Worldwide: A Report from the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Monitoring Systems


General Info
Australia (AUS)
Canada (CAN)
China (CHN)
Czechoslovakia (Czechia, Slovakia)
Denmark (DNK)
Åland Islands
France (FRA)
Auvergne, Bassin Parisien, Centre-Est, Grand Est, Rhône-Alpes, Île-de-France
Hungary (HUN)
Israel (ISR)
Italy (ITA)
Emilia-Romagna, Nord-Est
Japan (JPN)
Mexico (MEX)
Norway (NOR)
Spain (ESP)
Sweden (SWE)
Thailand (THA)
England, Northern Ireland, Wales
Finland (FIN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1974 - 12/1988
Data type

The tabular data in this book covers 22 birth defects, birth prevelence numbers, and rate of occurrences per 10,000 births. (Descriptions are provided for each condition.) The information comes from registries which contribute to the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Monitoring System (ICBDMS), originally created by the March of Dimes foundation. Global coverage is diverse--from cities to continents, including territories, countries and subnational regions. Coverage includes Atlanta, Australia, Canada, Central-East France, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, Emilia-Romagna (Italy), Hungary, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Paris, Sichuan, South America, Spain, Strasbourg, Sweden, Tokyo, US, and Wales.

See individual registry records linked through the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research series record for more granular information on coverage.