Racial and temporal variations in the prevalence of heart defects.

  title={Racial and temporal variations in the prevalence of heart defects.},
  author={Lorenzo D Botto and Adolfo Correa and J. D. Erickson},
  volume={107 3},
BACKGROUND Documenting the prevalence and trends of congenital heart defects provides useful data for pediatric practice, health-care planning, and causal research. Yet, most population-based studies use data from the 1970s and 1980s. We sought to extend into more recent years the study of temporal and racial variations of heart defects occurrence in a well-defined population. METHODS We used data from the Metropolitan Atlanta Congenital Defects Program, a population-based registry with… CONTINUE READING
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