BINOCAR launches its first annual surveillance report on congenital anomalies
14 December 2011
BINOCAR has launched the first annual surveillance report on congenital anomalies using data from five regional registers (CARIS, CAROBB, EMSYCAR, NorCAS, WANDA) for 2009. This report contains information on the number and prevalence of congenital anomalies, trends over time, timing of diagnosis and outcome, perinatal mortality, survival to one year of age, rates of terminations of pregnancy and regional variations. There are also separate chapters using data from the two disease specific registers, NDSCR which has data on Down, Patau and Edwards syndromes for England and Wales and the CRANE database which has data on cleft lip and palate for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
To view the full report, click here.
To view the executive summary, click here.
To view the press release, click here.
Media coverage of the report
Active Quote.com - One in 50 babies have a birth defect, more than double previous estimates
Daily Mail - One in 50 babies has a birth defect as detailed new study shows numbers nearly DOUBLE previous estimates
e! Science News - Report finds 1 in 50 babies has birth defect and highlights worrying gaps in regional monitoring
Express - Birth defects rates rising
Huffington Post - One in 50 babies born with birth defect, report shows
Independent - One in 50 babies has 'birth defect' in England and Wales
ITN - Up to 2 per cent of babies suffer birth defects
Make for Mums - More birth defects reported, but they aren't on the rise
Medical Xpress - Report finds 1 in 50 babies has birth defect and highlights worrying gaps in regional monitoring
MSN News - One in 50 babies 'had birth defect'
Nursing Times.net - One in 50 babies has birth defects
Parentdish - One in 50 babies has a birth defect, wide-ranging study reveals
The Telegraph - One in 50 babies has a birth defect: research
Yahoo News - One in 50 babies 'has birth defect'
Yorkshire Post - Birth defects in babies 'more than estimated'