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Gastrointestinal malformations in Gorgan, North of Iran: Epidemiology and associated malformations

Golalipour, M.J. and Mobasheri, E. and Hoseinpour, K.-R. and Keshtkar, A.A. (2007) Gastrointestinal malformations in Gorgan, North of Iran: Epidemiology and associated malformations. Pediatric Surgery International, 23 (1). pp. 75-79. ISSN 01790358 (ISSN)

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The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the prevalence and pattern of gastrointestinal malformations (GIM) among Iranian newborns in Gorgan, North of Iran. From 1998 through 2003, 37,951 live births in Dezyani hospital in Gorgan, North of Iran, were screened for gastrointestinal malformations. Clinical and demographic factors of diagnosed cases were recorded in a pre-designed questionnaire for analysis; sex, ethnicity, type of GIM and associated anomalies. The overall prevalence rate of gastrointestinal malformations was 10 per 10,000 births. The imperforate anus (5 per 10,000) was the commonest birth defect in gastrointestinal tract. The prevalence rate of GIM was 8.2 per 10,000 in males and 10.7 per 10,000 in females. According to the parental ethnicity, the prevalence rates of GIM were 6.7, 15.8 and 17.6 per 10,000 in Fars, Turkman, and Sistani, respectively. There were eight cases (21%) with associated anomalies. The prevalence rate of GIM in North of Iran is not similar to the previous studies in Iran and Middle East and ethnic background may be a causative factor in the rate of GIM in this area. © 2006 Springer-Verlag.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Pediatr. Surg. Int. [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 17043876 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Gorgan Congenital Malformations Research Center, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, P.O. Box 49175-553, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethnicity, Gastrointestinal malformations, Prevalence, anus atresia, article, causal attribution, controlled study, data analysis, demography, disease association, disease classification, ethnicity, evaluation, female, gastrointestinal malformation, human, Iran, live birth, major clinical study, male, medical record, newborn, parentage analysis, prevalence, priority journal, screening, sex diagnosis, sex ratio, structured questionnaire, Digestive System Abnormalities, Female, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Iran, Male, Prevalence, Prospective Studies
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 08:00
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2018 08:55
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2417

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