Prevalence of birth defects among infants of Gulf War veterans in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, and Iowa, 1989-1993.

@article{Araneta2003PrevalenceOB,
  title={Prevalence of birth defects among infants of Gulf War veterans in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, and Iowa, 1989-1993.},
  author={Maria Rosario G. Araneta and Karen M Schlangen and Larry D Edmonds and Daniel A Destiche and Ruth D Merz and Charlotte A. Hobbs and Timothy J. Flood and John A Harris and Diane Krishnamurti and Gregory C Gray},
  journal={Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology},
  year={2003},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={246-60}
}
BACKGROUND Epidemiologic studies of birth defects among infants of Gulf War veterans (GWV) have been limited to military hospitals, anomalies diagnosed among newborns, or self-reported data. This study was conducted to measure the prevalence of birth defects among infants of GWVs and nondeployed veterans (NDV) in states that conducted active case ascertainment of birth defects between 1989-93. METHODS Military records of 684,645 GWVs and 1,587,102 NDVs were electronically linked with 2,314… CONTINUE READING

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