2-8. Congenital anomalies
2-8-1. Congenital anomalies in South Australia
- Among the 19,485 births in 2017 there were 520 births (2.7%) notified with congenital anomalies at birth or in the neonatal period, a similar proportion to 2016 (2.6%).1
- Between 2007 and 2017 no statistically significant trend, either increasing or decreasing, was identified.
- The top three congenital anomalies notified to South Australia's perinatal statistics collection in 2017 were: Hypospadias & epispadias (45 notified births); Cleft lip and palate or cleft palate only (26, combined); and Trisomy 21 (14 notified births).1
- These classifications are based on the British Paediatric Association (BPA) Classification of Diseases.1
Data source: SA Health 2019
- Based on Pregnancy Outcome Unit, SA Health (SA Health 2019), Government of South Australia 2019, 'Table 89: Obstetric aspects of perinatal statistics, South Australia, 1981 and 2008 – 2017',Pregnancy Outcome in South Australia 2017, Pregnancy Outcome Unit, Prevention and Population Health Branch, SA Health, Government of South Australia 2019, viewed 29 May 2020.