2-8. Congenital anomalies
2-8-1. Congenital anomalies in South Australia
- In 2013, there were 565 births (2.8%) in South Australia notified with congenital anomalies.
- The trend over the last decade has been slightly increasing, up from 2.3% in 2003.
- The top three congenital anomalies notified to South Australia's perinatal statistics collection in 2013 were: Hypospadias & epispadias (44 notified births); limb reduction defects (17); Down syndrome (14); and cleft lip & palate (total cleft lip) (also 14). These classifications are based on the British Paediatric Association (BPA) Classification of Diseases.
- Based on Pregnancy Outcome Unit, SA Health, Government of South Australia 2015, Pregnancy outcome in South Australia 2013, pp. 42-43, Scheil W, Jolly K, Scott J, Catcheside B, Sage L, Kennare R., viewed 10 March 2016.