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Population-Based Birth Defects Data in the United States, 2008 to 2012: Presentation of State-Specific Data and Descriptive Brief on Variability of Prevalence


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Original or alternative title 
National Birth Defects Prevention Network Annual Report 2015 Brief Report
Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2008 - 12/2012
Series or system 
United States National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN)
Data type

This is part of the 2015 Annual Report of the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN), published as a special issue of Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology (Volume 103, Issue 11). This Brief Report and supplemental materials report state-specific information from 41 participating population-based registries on prevalence numbers for 47 congenital anomalies from January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2012. The report also highlights the variability in prevalence estimates across population-based birth defects programs and contains a list of reported birth defects by disease classification code (ICD-9-CM and CDC/BPA). A directory of state birth defects surveillance programs identifying their data collection, surveillance methodology, and contacts is included in the supplemental materials.