+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Prenatal detection of birth defects in a Malaysian population: estimation of the influence of termination of pregnancy on birth prevalence in a developing country



Prenatal detection of birth defects in a Malaysian population: estimation of the influence of termination of pregnancy on birth prevalence in a developing country



Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 46(1): 55-57



We studied 253 women with a pregnancy complicated by a birth defect and 506 controls to determine the frequency and type of prenatal tests and the types of defects detected antenatally. Most women had at least one ultrasound examination, but the frequency of other screening tests was low. Only 38 (15%) of defects were detected antenatally (37 by ultrasound). Birth prevalence is unlikely to be affected by pregnancy termination.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 049985603

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 16441696

DOI: 10.1111/j.1479-828x.2006.00516.x


Related references

Increasing detection rates of birth defects by prenatal ultrasound leading to apparent increasing prevalence. Lessons learned from the population-based registry of birth defects of Barcelona. Prenatal Diagnosis 25(11): 991-996, 2005

Influence of prenatal diagnosis and pregnancy termination of fetuses with birth defects on the perinatal mortality rate in Victoria, Australia. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 19(1): 50-55, 2005

Influence of elective termination on birth prevalence of neural tube defects and selected population characteristics. Teratology 49(5): 413, 1994

Impact of prenatal diagnosis and elective termination on the prevalence of selected birth defects in Hawaii. American Journal of Epidemiology 148(12): 1206-1211, 1998

The impact of legal termination of pregnancy and of prenatal diagnosis on the birth prevalence of Down syndrome in Denmark. Annals of Human Genetics 47(Pt 2): 123-131, 1983

The impact of prenatal diagnosis on the birth prevalence of malformed children in a region without upper limit for termination of pregnancy. American Journal of Human Genetics 73(5): 591, 2003

Prevalence and distribution of congenital cardiopathy at birth and in pregnancy termination: impact of prenatal diagnosis in 4 years of experience. Acta Bio-Medica de L'ateneo Parmense 71 Suppl 1(): 487-492, 2001

Prevalence of birth defects among low-birth-weight infants. A population study. American Journal of Diseases of Children 145(11): 1313-1318, 1991

Changes in detection of birth defects and perinatal mortality after introduction of prenatal ultrasound screening in the Kola Peninsula (North-West Russia): combination of two birth registries. Bmc Pregnancy and Childbirth 15: 308, 2015

Changes in the birth prevalence of selected birth defects after grain fortification with folic acid in the United States: findings from a multi-state population-based study. Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology 73(10): 679-689, 2005

Risk comparison for prenatal use of analgesics and selected birth defects, National Birth Defects Prevention Study 1997-2011. Annals of Epidemiology 27(10): 645-653.E2, 2017

Prenatal nitrate intake from drinking water and selected birth defects in offspring of participants in the national birth defects prevention study. Environmental Health Perspectives 121(9): 1083-1089, 2013

Risk factors for birth defects in a developing country. European Journal of Human Genetics 9(Suppl. 1): P0612, 2001

Laterality defects in the national birth defects prevention study (1998-2007): birth prevalence and descriptive epidemiology. American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part a 164a(10): 2581-2591, 2015

Temporal variability in birth prevalence of congenital heart defects as recorded by a general birth defects registry. Journal of Pediatrics 142(6): 690-698, 2003