View this page in Ukrainian   06998092  

Ukrainian-American Birth Defects Program

Realization Results of the Program's Goals

Goal 1. Implementation of Birth Defects Surveillance According to International Standards.

Table 1

Prevalence of Spina Bifida (SB), Anencephaly (AN), Encephalocele (EN)
during 2000-2003 in Rivne and Volyn Oblasts

  Isolated BD Plus other anomalies Total
Livebirths (101240) 45 1 4 6 0 3 59
Stillbirths (451) 7 13 4 1 0 0 25
Induced abortions* 33 57 6 10 4 2 112
Spontaneous abortions* 7 7 0 1 2 0 17
Total 92 78 14 18 6 5 213

* general number of spontaneous and induced abortions is not reported
  • Programmers of the UABDP are working on elaboration of new original software "Birth Defects Registry".

  • Expert Epidemiologist Mr. Clark Andelin from Emory University (Atlanta, USA) worked in the Volyn and Rivne UABDP Centers during June-July 2002, 2003. He provided the epidemiological estimation of neural tube defects data and held the training of geneticists concerning the basis of epidemiological analysis. As the result of his work it was published an article "High Rates of Neural Tube Defects in Ukraine" in "Clinical and Molecular Teratology" journal.

  • Go to Previous Page Go to Table of Contents Go to Next Page

                  Search this site
      powered by FreeFind  

    This site offers information mostly for educational purposes. This site is not intended to alter health care protocols nor to serve  as a sole source of  medical information.  Please read full disclaimer. Always seek the advice of your local health care provider.

    Copyright 1998 - I.B.I.S. All rights reserved.
    Sponsor: I.B.I.S. | Site Concept: W. W., S. L.
    Email: Webmaster

    30/July/2004 sl