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:
Congenital anomalies

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Public Health and Epidemiology


Show Summary Details


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

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.