To describe the epidemiology of small intestinal atresia (SIA) in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1968 through 1989, we used the Metropolitan Atlanta Congenital Defects Program, an active, population-based surveillance system for birth defects diagnosed during the first year of life.
We identified 176 infants with SIA, a prevalence of 2.8 per 10,000 livebirths.
Among black infants, the prevalence was 3.7 per 10,000 livebirths, significantly higher than the prevalence of 2.4 per 10,000 among white infants [relative risk (RR)=1.6, 95% confidence interval (CI)=1.1,2.1]. Nine infants were each one member of a unique pair of twins.
The prevalence among twin infants was 7.3 per 10,000, significantly higher than the prevalence of 2.8 per 10,000 among singletons (RR=2.7, 95% CI=1.4,5.2).
Mots-clés Pascal : Atrésie, Intestin grêle, Epidémiologie, Géorgie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Nourrisson, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Maladie congénitale, Malformation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Atresia, Small intestine, Epidemiology, Georgia, United States, North America, America, Infant, Human, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Congenital disease, Malformation
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