Decline in Prevalence of Neural Tube Defects in a High-Risk Region of the United States

@article{Stevenson2000DeclineIP,
  title={Decline in Prevalence of Neural Tube Defects in a High-Risk Region of the United States},
  author={R. Stevenson and W. Allen and G. Pai and R. Best and L. H. Seaver and J. Dean and S. Thompson},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={106},
  pages={677 - 683}
}
  • R. Stevenson, W. Allen, +4 authors S. Thompson
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Objectives. To conduct surveillance for neural tube defects (NTDs) in a high-risk region of the United States and to prevent occurrence and recurrence of NTDs through the periconceptional use of folic acid supplements. Design. Active and passive methods were used for surveillance of NTD-affected pregnancies and births during a 6-year period (October 1992–September 1998). Individual genetic counseling was used to prevent NTD recurrences and a public awareness campaign was used to reduce NTD… CONTINUE READING

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