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BACKGROUND Waste-disposal sites are a potential hazard to health. This study is a multicentre case-control study of the risk of congenital anomalies associated with residence near hazardous-waste landfill sites in Europe. METHODS We used data from seven regional registers of congenital anomalies in five countries. We studied 1089 livebirths, stillbirths,(More)
The authors describe a sample of 148 pregnancies in identified epileptic women from 2 distinct sources: questionnaires sent to a group of women, 15-45 years old, having had an EEG between 1976 and 1983, and a computerized registry involving all pregnancies occurring in 3 maternity wards in Lyon between 1979 and 1983. The analysis of drug therapy during(More)
Previous findings of the EUROHAZCON study showed a 33% increase in risk of non-chromosomal anomalies near hazardous waste landfill sites. Here, we studied 245 cases of chromosomal anomalies and 2412 controls who lived near 23 such sites in Europe. After adjustment for confounding by maternal age and socioeconomic status, we noted a higher risk of(More)
We studied a large data set from three registries of congenital malformations (central-east France, Sweden, and California), a total of 954 cases, known chromosome anomalies excluded. The prevalence at birth varied significantly between programmes, probably to a large extent because of different ascertainment and inclusion criteria, from 0.76 per 10,000(More)
METHODS AND OBJECTIVES To estimate infant vaccination coverage in the French-speaking region of Belgium (Wallonia) and in the Brussels-Capital Region, two cross-sectional studies were performed in 2012. A face-to-face questionnaire was administered by trained investigators. The objective was to evaluate infant vaccination coverage retrospectively in 18- to(More)
BACKGROUND Infants with multiple malformations are important in birth defect epidemiology and malformation monitoring because human teratogens have often caused complex malformations. Various methods for the analysis of multimalformed infants have been tried. METHOD By using data from four large registries of congenital malformations, 5256 infants were(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the duration of and factors associated with exclusive and any breastfeeding among the French-speaking community of Belgium (Wallonia). MATERIAL AND METHODS A two-stage cluster sample was drawn from the population of children aged 18-24 months living in the area in 2012. Anamnestic data on breastfeeding and sociodemographic information(More)
Objective and Method. To report on the weaning reasons at the maternity ward, at 3, 6, and 12 months and to report the socioeconomic characteristics of mothers not satisfied with breastfeeding duration as well as of those who have weaned their child because of perceived insufficient milk (PIM). Two cross-sectional studies were performed in 2012. Results.(More)