2-8

2-8. Congenital anomalies

2-8-1. Congenital anomalies in South Australia

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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.

 

Births notified with congenital anomalies, 2013
Region%
Metropolitan Adelaiden.a.
Country SAn.a.
South Australia2.8%
Australian.a.

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Sources

  1. 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.