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Selected Birth Defects Data from Population-based Birth Defects Surveillance Programs in the United States, 2003-2007


General Info
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2003 - 12/2007
Series or system 
United States National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN)
Data type

This is part of the 2010 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 88, Issue 12). The birth defects surveillance program data reports state-specific data from 32 participating population-based registries on prevalence numbers for 45 congenital anomalies from January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2007. 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.