High prevalence of orofacial clefts in Shanxi Province in northern China, 2003-2004.

  title={High prevalence of orofacial clefts in Shanxi Province in northern China, 2003-2004.},
  author={Zhiwen Li and Aiguo Ren and Jian-meng Liu and Le Zhang and Rongwei Ye and Song Li and Zhu Li},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics. Part A},
  volume={146A 20},
Shanxi Province in northern China has been identified as an area with the highest prevalence of neural tube defects in the world; however, few reports exist on the prevalence of orofacial clefts (OFC). We examined the prevalence of OFC and their association with selected characteristics. Data came from a population-based birth defects surveillance system in four counties of Shanxi Province. The system captures information on all live births, stillbirths of at least 20 weeks gestation, and… CONTINUE READING


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