The prevalence of congenital anomalies in Europe.

  title={The prevalence of congenital anomalies in Europe.},
  author={Helen Dolk and Maria A Loane and Ester Garne},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
EUROCAT (European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies) is the network of population-based registers of congenital anomaly in Europe, with a common protocol and data quality review, covering 1.5 million annual births in 22 countries. EUROCAT recorded a total prevalence of major congenital anomalies of 23.9 per 1,000 births for 2003-2007. 80% were livebirths. 2.5% of livebirths with congenital anomaly died in the first week of life. 2.0% were stillbirths or fetal deaths from 20 weeks gestation… CONTINUE READING
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