Demographic and environmental risk factors for gastroschisis and omphalocele in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.

@article{Bird2009DemographicAE,
  title={Demographic and environmental risk factors for gastroschisis and omphalocele in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.},
  author={T Mac Bird and James A. Robbins and Charlotte Druschel and M A Cleves and Shengping Yang and Charlotte A. Hobbs},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 8},
  pages={1546-51}
}
BACKGROUND Primary prevention efforts for both gastroschisis and omphalocele are limited by the lack of known risk factors. Our objective was to investigate associations between potential maternal risk factors and gastroschisis and omphalocele within a large population-based sample of participants enrolled in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (NBDPS). METHODS Demographic, health-related, and environmental exposure data from the NBDPS were collected from women with expected delivery… CONTINUE READING