A population-based birth defects surveillance system in the People's Republic of China.

@article{Li2003APB,
  title={A population-based birth defects surveillance system in the People's Republic of China.},
  author={Song Li and Cynthia A. Moore and Zhu Li and R. Berry and Jacqueline J Gindler and Shi-xin Hong and Yecai Liu and Joseph Mulinare and L Wong and H Q Gu and J. D. Erickson},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={287-93}
}
We describe a unique birth defects surveillance system in the People's Republic of China. The system was instituted in March 1992 as a component of an evaluation of the effectiveness of a public health campaign using periconceptional folic acid supplementation to prevent neural tube defects, and currently surveys birth cohorts of approximately 150 000 infants per year. Local health care providers collect information in the form of detailed written descriptions and photographs of affected… CONTINUE READING

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