Seasonal variation and regional distribution of cleft lip and palate in Zambia.

@article{Elliott2008SeasonalVA,
  title={Seasonal variation and regional distribution of cleft lip and palate in Zambia.},
  author={Rachael Fels Elliott and Goran Jovic and Massey Beveridge},
  journal={The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={
          533-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess variations in seasonality and regional distribution of orofacial clefts in babies born in Zambia. DESIGN A retrospective chart review was done using records of all cleft procedures performed by the only plastic surgeon in Zambia (G.J.). Delivery data from the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) were also examined to estimate the birth prevalence of orofacial clefts (55,108 live births between 2001 and 2005). PATIENTS All cleft patients operated in Zambia from 2000 to 2006… CONTINUE READING
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