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Epidemiology of neural tube defects in northern Iran, 1998-2003

Golalipour, M.J. and Mobasheri, E. and Vakili, M.A. and Keshtkar, A.A. (2007) Epidemiology of neural tube defects in northern Iran, 1998-2003. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (3). pp. 560-566. ISSN 10203397 (ISSN)

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Abstract

We determined the rates of neural tube defects at a referral hospital in Gorgan, north Islamic Republic of Iran, and the relations of these abnormalities to sex, maternal ethnicity, maternal age and season. During 1998-2003, there were 109 cases among 37951 births, a prevalence of 28.7 per 10000 (24.8 and 32.8 per 10000 among males and females respectively). The rates in Turkmen, native Fars and Sistani ethnic groups were 40.5, 25.2 and 30.8 per 10000 respectively. The rates of spina bifida and anencephaly were 16.3 and 11.3 per 10000 respectively. The rate of affected newborns was highest in mothers aged over 35 years (50.7 per 10000). The peak prevalence was in December.

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Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - East. Mediterr. Health J. [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 17687828 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Gorgan Congenital Malformations Research Centre, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Gynaecology, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Health, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: anencephalus, article, ethnic difference, female, human, Iran, live birth, major clinical study, male, maternal age, neural tube defect, newborn, prevalence, seasonal variation, sex difference, spina bifida, Adolescent, Adult, Chi-Square Distribution, Consanguinity, Cross-Sectional Studies, Emigration and Immigration, Ethnic Groups, Female, Health Services Needs and Demand, Hospitals, Teaching, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Iran, Male, Maternal Age, Neural Tube Defects, Population Surveillance, Prevalence, Registries, Residence Characteristics, Risk Factors, Seasons, Sex Distribution
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 03:50
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017 06:37
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2397

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