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Congenital anomalies

H. Dolk and P. De Wals

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780192622358
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0007
Congenital anomalies

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This chapter discusses small-area studies of congenital anomalies. Topics covered include case ascertainment, accuracy of information, prevalence, geographical resolution, and role of specific surveys and ad hoc studies. Although small-area studies are not new to congenital anomaly epidemiology, the field remains underdeveloped partly due to the daunting challenge of achieving sufficient diagnostic and methodological standardization to allow valid comparison.

Keywords: congenital anomaly; small-area studies; disease clusters; disease incidence; environmental exposure

Chapter.  7277 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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