Birth Defects Occurrence in the Czech Republic in 2003


Authors: Šípek ;  V. Gregor 3,4;  J. Horáček 3,4;  D. Mašátová 5
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav pro péči o matku a dítě, Praha, ředitel doc. MUDr. J. Feyereisl, CSc. 1;  Katedra gyn. -porodnická, Institut postgraduálního vzdělávání ve zdravotnictví, Praha ředitel MUDr. A. Malina, Ph. D. 2;  Oddělení lékařské genetiky, Fakultní Thomayerova nemocnice, Praha, ředitel MUDr. P. Malý 3;  Katedra lékařské genetiky, Institut postgraduálního vzdělávání ve zdravotnictví, Praha ředitel MUDr. A. Malina, Ph. D. 4;  Ústav zdravotnických informací a statistiky České republiky, Praha, ředitelka Mgr. V. Mazánková 5
Published in: Čes. Gynek.2006, 71, č. 3 s. 194-199
Category: Original Article

Overview

Objective:
An analysis of birth defects occurrence in the Czech Republic in 2003 and a comparison to data from 1996–2002.

Type of study:
A retrospective analysis of data from a National Register of Congenital Anomalies of the Czech Republic.

Methodology:
Data on birth defects in the Czech Republic from the Institute of Health Information and Statistics - National Register of Congenital Anomalies from the 1996–2003 period were used and an analysis of incidences of selected types of birth defects was performed.

Results:
There were 25 593 children born with a birth defect (14 896 boys and 10 690 girls, in 7 cases the sex was undetermined). A mean incidence of birth defects was 405.2/10 000 live births and remains more or less stable compared to the years 2002 and 2001 (404.3/10 000 and 407.9/10 000 live births respectively).

Conclusions:
Current data on birth defects in 2003 in the Czech Republic are presented with a comparison to a 8-year period. An analysis of temporal and demographic changes in birth defects incidences is given along with data on prenatal diagnostics and its role in birth defects decrease.

Key words:
birth defect, prenatal diagnostics, incidence, Czech Republic


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Paediatric gynaecology Gynaecology and obstetrics Reproduction medicine

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