Traduction en anglais : Genetics and public health.
In order to draw attention to the need for public health action in genetics in Latin America, the author begins by giving a brief review of congenital anomalies, including hereditary diseases and chromosomal anomalies.
He notes that these defects affect at least 5% of live births in the different regions of the world, regardless of the development status or ethnic make-up of their populations.
In the Region of the Americas, birth defects rank somewhere between second and fifth place among causes of death in children under 1 year of age, and account for 2% to 27% of infant mortality.
It is logical to expect that these disorders will take on more relative importance as the general indicators of child health improve, as has been the case in industrialized countries.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie congénitale, Amérique Latine, Amérique, Maladie héréditaire, Article synthèse, Epidémiologie, Diagnostic, Génétique, Stratégie, Homme, conduite atenir
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Congenital disease, Latin America, America, Genetic disease, Review, Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Genetics, Strategy, Human, management
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