Despite the plethora of epidemiological research conducted on anencephalus and spina bifida, few of the studies have used multiple source case ascertainment and controlled for the effect of possible confounding factors.
This paper reports the results from a study of the relationships between various risk factors and the prevalence of anencephalus and spina bifida in New Zealand during 1978-82, using case data obtained from multiple sources and a national cohort of births as the denominator.
The rates of anencephalus and spina bifida in New Zealand were 0.78/1000 and 0.94/1000 total births, respectively.
The rate of a neural tube defect (NTD) birth for Maori parents was less than for their non-Maori counterparts.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système nerveux pathologie, Moelle épinière pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Malformation, Epidémiologie, Nouveau né, Homme, Etude statistique, Prévalence, Anencéphalie, Encéphale pathologie, Spina bifida, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nervous system diseases, Spinal cord disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Malformation, Epidemiology, Newborn, Human, Statistical study, Prevalence, Anencephaly, Cerebral disorder, Spina bifida, New Zealand, Oceania
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