Estimating prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS): effectiveness of a passive birth defects registry system.

@article{Fox2003EstimatingPO,
  title={Estimating prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS): effectiveness of a passive birth defects registry system.},
  author={Deborah J. Fox and Charlotte M. Druschel},
  journal={Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology},
  year={2003},
  volume={67 9},
  pages={
          604-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a preventable birth defect, easiest to recognize in children two through eleven years and more difficult to recognize in newborns. In New York State, two systems ascertain FAS cases, the statewide birth defects registry and the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Surveillance Network (FASSNet) system. The accuracy of FAS reports to the birth defects registry was assessed through a comparison with the FASSNet system. METHODS The birth defects registry mandates… CONTINUE READING
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