Reduction of birth prevalence rates of neural tube defects after folic acid fortification in Chile.

@article{LpezCamelo2005ReductionOB,
  title={Reduction of birth prevalence rates of neural tube defects after folic acid fortification in Chile.},
  author={Jorge S L{\'o}pez-Camelo and I{\^e}da Mario Orioli and Maria da Graça Dutra and Julio Nazer-Herrera and Nelson A Rivera and Mar{\'i}a Elena Ojeda and Aurora Canessa and Elisabeth Wettig and Ana Mar{\'i}a Fontannaz and Cecilia X Mellado and Eduardo Enrique Castilla},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics. Part A},
  year={2005},
  volume={135 2},
  pages={120-5}
}
To verify whether the decreasing neural tube defects birth prevalence rates in Chile are due to folic acid fortification or to pre-existing decreasing trends, we performed a population survey using a network of Estudio Colaborativo Latino Americano de Malformaciones Congenitas (ECLAMC, Latin American Collaborative Study of Congenital Malformations) maternity hospitals in Chile, between the years 1982 and 2002. Within each maternity hospital, birth prevalence rates of spina bifida and… CONTINUE READING
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