Etiologic studies of birth defects often use family history information provided by parents of patients.
The validity of this information has not been adequately assessed.
Using data from the Atlanta Birth Defects Case-Control study, we evaluated sensitivity, specificity, and positive predictive value of mother's responses regarding the presence of birth defects in their offspring.
A total of 4929 mothers of infants with major structural defects ascertained by the Metropolitan Atlanta Congenital Defects Program and a total of 3,029 mothers of normal infants were asked whether their babies had had a birth defect or a health problem diagnosed during the first year of life.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Questionnaire, Sensibilité, Malformation, Epidémiologie, Nouveau né, Mère, Etude familiale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Questionnaire, Sensitivity, Malformation, Epidemiology, Newborn, Mother, Family study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0099296
Code Inist : 002B23A. Création : 199406.